- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Fast 9,” aka “F9.”
- John Cena tells Insider he’d love to return to the franchise.
- His character rides off at the end of “F9” into the unknown.
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John Cena is ready to ride with the “Fast” family again in a sequel if given the chance.
When asked if it’s safe to say that this isn’t the last time we’ve seen Jakob Toretto in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, Cena told Insider, “I’m a fan. So, I want to say that I would love to see more Jakob.”
“As the rookie on the squad, I’m not near high enough to make any of those decisions,” Cena said, adding, “I just really hope that the world enjoys ‘F9.’ If they enjoy it, maybe I’ll get another shot.”
It feels like there’s still more patching up to do between Jakob and big bro Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).
In “F9,” fans learn that we’ve never heard of Jakob until now because the two brothers fell out years ago over the death of their father. Dom blamed his younger brother for a fiery race-car crash in which their father died. After beating his younger brother in a race, Dom exiled Jakob from the Toretto family, more or less deciding Jakob was dead to him.
The death of Dom’s father and its impact on his life was a big reveal in the first “Fast and Furious” movie that was never explored further until now.
The flashback fittingly arrives when Dom himself is a father.
When we last see Jakob in “F9,” he’s parting ways with his older brother, on the run from a lot of people in the world who are about to come after him, likely including Cipher (Charlize Theron).
In a nod to the end of 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious,” Dom gives Jakob the keys to a 10-second car, saying that someone (Brian) once gave him a second chance.
Dom decides to let go of the hate in his heart and does the same for Jakob.
Cena told Insider that recreating that moment from the first “Fast and Furious” movie was “incredible.” It was something that gives him goosebumps thinking about.
With two more movies in the main “Fast” saga to go, it feels like someone with Jakob’s skill set will be useful if Dom and his crew plan to take down Cipher and maybe some other terrorists in the vast “Fast” franchise (think Eteon).
When we mentioned the latter to Cena, he cracked a smile.
Maybe, by the end of the Fast Saga, we’ll finally see Jakob grabbing a Corona with the group and saying grace around the Toretto table.