Vin Diesel: F9 uncovers 'even more' about first film
Vin Diesel says long-time fans of 'Fast & Furious' will get to know the first movie "even more" after watching 'F9'.
The 53-year-old actor will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto in the latest installment of the blockbuster action series and has teased a treat is in store for those who have watched every movie in franchise since 2001's 'The Fast and the Furious'.
Appearing on Entertainment Weekly's 'Binge' series, he said: “The whole world has this excitement about this movie coming out, but for those who have been with the franchise, it’s even more special.
“Because if you can remember the first movie, you are now going to go before the first movie and understand the first movie even more.”
Diesel also teased that there is a lot of new "ground" covered in the 10th film.
He added: “Just wait for 10.
“Let’s just say, the fact that you guys know that the studio is saying we can’t cover all this ground that needs to be covered in just one movie, you can only imagine what is to come.”
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the franchise is to conclude after two further movies, with filmmaker Justin Lin at the helm after directing the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and nine installments.
According to Variety, while the central story will end with the 11th film, the cinematic universe as a whole looks set to continue following spin-offs like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham's 2019 movie 'Hobbs & Shaw'.
It appears the core storyline - which follows Diesel's alter ego and his misfit family of criminals - will come to an epic conclusion with a finish line in sight.
'F9' - which was set to hit the big screen in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit - will star the likes of Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron and Dame Helen Mirren.
Meanwhile, John Cena will make his franchise debut at villain Jakob - who is also Dom's younger brother - and Cardi B and Ozuna are also set to appear.
Announcing the delay last year, Diesel said: "We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga.
“That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film.
"It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.”
The franchise as a whole first launched two decades ago, with the late Paul Walker starring as undercover cop Brian O'Conner, who had to infiltrate a group of criminals led by Dom.