TravelGuides – ‘Fast and Furious’ goes to space in ‘F9’ – and that might not even be the craziest thing that happens in new sequel

TravelGuides – ‘Fast and Furious’ goes to space in ‘F9’ – and that might not even be the craziest thing that happens in new sequel

James Bond went there. Jason Voorhees went there. The Muppets went there. And now, with F9, the Fast and Furious franchise is, too, going to space.

“I wanted to beat Tom Cruise to the punch, Richard Branson and Elon Musk,” cracks Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, whose Tej Parker and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce make the collection’ maiden voyage to the cosmos throughout the sequel’s most buzzed-about motion sequence – one that is each predictably outrageous and but nonetheless gorgeous a call, even a collection recognized for its waaaay over the prime stunt items. “We had to do it.” (Watch our forged interviews above.)

“It speaks to Fast listening to its audience,” says co-star John Cena. “It was form of a cheeky joke that morphed itself into, ‘They ought to do that!'”

Since first revealed with the release of the film’s trailer in April, the internet’s had its fun with “Fast in Space” memes. But director and co-writer Justin Lin insists the sequence is more realistic than you might think.

“I stand by the science, it’s truly rather more sound than a few of the different motion sequences that we now have,” says Lin, who consulted with a NASA scientist on the movie.

Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson in ‘F9’ (Universal)

The concept of the Fast saga going to space has long been floated by fans. But Lin says the franchise’s die-hard following had even more direct effect in another big slice of fan service: The return of Tokyo Drift favorite and world-class snacker Han Lue (Sung Kang), who had appeared in prequels since his “loss of life” in the 2006 threequel, but is fully resurrected in F9.

“The #JusticeforHan motion, that was for actual,” says Lin, who first introduced the character in the 2002 indie Better Luck Tomorrow before porting him over to Tokyo Drift. “As I look again no, I really feel very lucky to have a fanbase that is so passionate and vocal that when one thing is flawed, they have been not going to put up with it. And now I get to deliver one among [the most] beloved characters again… Really, that’s one hundred percent for the followers.”

Says Kang: “When I first heard about it on social media, I didn’t take it significantly. I had closure and I used to be content material with shifting on. But then because it began rising, it was very flattering, as an artist, to be in a position to play a personality that is being known as again, or there is a marketing campaign to resurrect. I used to be very humbled, to play a personality that dies over and over. Come on man, that is bucket checklist stuff. How are you able to see it as something unfavorable? It’s only a blessing, man.”

So Ludacris and Tyrese go to space, and Han is still alive after all these years… Yet that still might not be the most wackadoo plot detail of them all in F9.

Vin Diesel and John Cena in 'F9' (Universal)

Vin Diesel and John Cena in ‘F9’ (Universal)

That could belong to the arrival of Cena’s Jakob Toretto, the estranged brother of Dom (Vin Diesel) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) who… we’re just meeting now? In the ninth installment?

Cena compares that revelation to the movie’s trip to the stars: “The artistic crew put it as a narrative level of necessity, it’s not simply doing it to do it… however making it enjoyable and quirky and science-y. Just like Dom’s lengthy-misplaced brother exhibiting up after 9 motion pictures, it seamlessly is smart. That’s what Fast does finest. They make the unattainable potential.”

Another sequence in the film that could possibly be viewed as fan service is a sequence in which Helen Mirren – playing badass mama Queenie Shaw – finally gets to do some fast driving after not getting any action in her entry into the series with 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. But this one was just as much Mirren service as fan service.

“I believe I whined and moaned and advised him off,” Mirren says of series star and key master Diesel. (Her costar Nathalie Emmanuel also drives for the first time, but was far less vocal about wanting her hacker Ramsey to get behind the wheel).

“And he’s so candy and variety, he listened to me. And I’ve to say, particularly to be driving down the mall in London towards Buckingham Palace, unbelievable. I couldn’t imagine my luck, actually, it was unimaginable.”

F9 is now enjoying.

Watch Sung Kang clarify why Han is consuming all the time:

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TravelGuides – ‘Fast and Furious’ goes to space in ‘F9’ – and that might not even be the craziest thing that happens in new sequel