WWE star John Cena has joined Fast & Furious 9 as Jakob Toretto, the bad man. The actor will be seen alongside Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ludacris. While all of that is exciting, Cena has decided to elevate it. He is now claiming that his villain is the best bad guy the franchise could get. Below is all you need to know, and what exactly has to say.
Talking to Comicbook about Fast & Furious 9, John Cena said, “I certainly didn’t overlook the responsibility of the opportunity. I get to reap the rewards of this family who has poured the foundation and built the structure of a global delivering blockbuster. I get invited into the ninth instalment to share the last name Toretto and to be Dom’s greatest adversary of all time. That is not lost. I think it has to start there. It has to start with respect.”
Meanwhile, recently Dom actor Vin Diesel spoke about how John Cena came on board. And while director Justin Lin has a master plan in place, Cena says, “It goes back to what Justin says about earning your next chapter. I believe that’s a nice metaphor for life, as well. Everything we get should be earned. I was grateful enough to develop a relationship with Vin, and Vin was gracious enough to give me a chance. I forever thank him, and I always do, for betting on me. I remember telling him a long time ago that I wouldn’t let him down because I love the body of work that’s been established and it’s an honor.”
Fast & Furious 9 hits theatres on June 25 this year.