In The Fast & The Furious, Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto famously said that he lives his life “a quarter mile at a time”. For Fast & Furious 9, it seems that at least one of the series’ major characters will be travelling over 250 quarter-miles into space.
Back in July, during an interview with SiriusXM, series star Ludacris hinted that there would be a scene in Fast & Furious 9 set in space, although he did not give anything concrete. Now, SiriusXM has interviewed Michelle Rodriguez about the series, and she responds to a query about a space scene as though the cat is now out of bag.
“No way! How did you guys find that out?,” Rodriguez asks. “Nobody was supposed to know that.”
Rodriguez says that she’s not in space herself, but this more-or-less lets slip that there’s a space scene in the film. Maybe Ludacris will head to space to bring Han back from the dead? Nothing would surprise us at this point.
Rodriguez also reveals that director Justin Lin brought on a female writer for the movie, although she does not name her directly beyond referring to her as “S.L.P.”. Rodriguez, who has previously said that she would step away from the franchise if it did not show some more love to the women in the cast, says that she and the other women were given deeper characterization for this film.
The idea that Fast & Furious will one day travel into space has long been teased, but many assumed that space scenes would be held off until the tenth movie in the series. Considering the last movie in the franchise essentially gave its villain superpowers, it’s the next logical step for the series.
Fast & Furious 9 will release on April 2, 2021.
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