The newest trailer for Fast & Furious 9 just dropped and while it didn’t introduce a ton of new information about the movie, it did drop some heavy hints that the never-ending heightening of the beloved franchise may finally be taking the characters off the road and into the sky.
Most of F9‘s big reveals came in the first trailer, as we were introduced to Jakob Toretto (John Cena), Dom’s estranged brother and the franchise’s newest villain. We also were already shown the return of Han (Sung Kang), an old member of Dom’s crew who we were led to believed died in Tokyo Drift. Hell, even Helen Mirren coming back as Shaw’s mom was shown in the first trailer.
And in terms of plot, we basically just get exposition about Jakob teaming up with Cipher (Charlize Theron) to do something menacing to Dom and his crew, who will surely need to do a bunch of insane stunts in order to fight back. It’s the type of vague storytelling we’ve all come to expect from the beloved franchise and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
But what this trailer lacked in major character reveals and plot development, it more than made up for by teasing a longtime fan theory: Fast & Furious is going to space. After all, with each new movie, the franchise has gotten less and less grounded in reality, with the characters essentially becoming superheroes without masks and capes.
This constant heightening has naturally led to fans wondering if Dom and the crew would eventually ditch cars altogether and head to the final frontier. And this newest trailer seems like that is a real possibility, as the trailer ends with Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) in space suits sitting in what appears to be a rocket car.
The sequence is mostly played for laughs but it also seems to suggest that space is the next logical step for a franchise that may be running out of ways to impress audiences with cars. Maybe Fast & Furious 10 will have the crew facing off against some aliens after a space heist goes wrong. But whether they remain on earth or blast off to space, we can’t wait to see all of F9‘s magnificently over-the-top action.
F9 is set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.