The next Fast and Furious film was one of the theatrical victims of the coronavirus, seeing its release delayed by almost a year after this spring's industry-wide shutdown. However, that hasn't stopped fan speculation about where the over-the-top vehicular madness will go in the next entry of the franchise. Space has often been a theory thrown around by family-not-friends diehards, and F9 star Ludacris may have just confirmed it.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, the actor/musician let something slip to co-host Julia Cunningham as she was documenting the outrageous ways the franchise could top itself. Taking Dom and the crew to space seems to be the one he insinuated was correct.
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"Space has to be involved," Cunningham says, before almost moving on to submarines -- which would also be cool. But before she can fully explore another theory, Ludacris explains that he "said that six Fast and Furiouses ago. You're saying the same exact thing I'm saying."
Then came the interesting part. Ludacris gets a coy look. "You just said something very important. You're very intuitive because you said something right, but I'm not gonna give it away." "I said space," Cunningham replies. Then Ludacris' mouth makes a perfect O shape, which he quickly covers with his hand. This is either a grand prank (and solid acting) or a teased confirmation that The Fast and the Furious may be leaving the atmosphere.
This would fall in line with series screenwriter Chris Morgan's answer when posed a similar question: "I will say — what’s the best way to answer this? — you’ll have to wait and see. Listen, as long as the stakes were set up correctly, then I’m down for whatever." And so are F&F fans.
F9 is now scheduled to hit theaters (and possibly return to terra firma) on April 2, 2021.