The Fast & Furious 9 trailer really managed to impress many of us when it hit the internet towards the end of January. Not only did we get the confirmation that John Cena is actually going to be the big villain in the upcoming film, but we also got a big surprise with the return of Han. It was being teased around that Justice for Han is coming, but most of us didn’t anticipate the fact that Han is actually alive and will be rejoining the fast family in the next two (or 3) movies of the Fast saga.
What we did expect from the Fast & Furious 9 trailer was to give us a peek into the massive action sequences that would amaze us when we finally get to the theatres. It’s fair to say that the trailer gave us more than just a peek. With every new Fast and Furious movie, we get really curious about how this installment will top the previous one in terms of action. And yet, the creatives are able to come up with crazy outlandish action sequences that just blow our minds off.
The Fast franchise has managed to stun us every single time with cars jumping from giant planes, hillsides, multistory parking lots, between tall buildings, over a submarine, and what not. Upon watching all these, our crazy imaginations always had us asking that when exactly will the franchise be going to space. It isn’t a question of “whether,” but rather “when.” Among all the craziness, space was always a possibility. People only watch the Fast franchise to escape the realism of the world we live in. And in the fictitious world of Fast & Furious, literally, everything is possible. So, the question of the franchise going to space was always valid even though it was always thought of as a joke. And now, it just may have been officially answered by Ludacris.
Christopher Brian Bridges aka Ludacris has been an integral part of the franchise as his character Tej is the team’s tech guy. He has a substantial role in Fast & Furious 9 as well. He recently became a part of a Zoom interview with Sirius XM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.” Host Jess Cagle asked about the implications of the film being delayed by a whole year, and Ludacris replied that it was a beneficial move as the editors and the VFX artists will get to perfect the movie. But when Cagle brought up the “Space Joke,” Ludacris hinted that Cagle might have been spot on with her assumption about Fast 9 going to space. He said it in a way that we would get what he intended, but he also said that he could neither confirm nor deny the whole “Space” part. Watch the video and figure out for yourself:
Right after Cagle brought up “Space,” Ludacris teased:
“You just said something very important. I will say that you are very intuitive, cause you said something right, but I’m not going to give it away.”
While Ludacris may not have given an official statement about the whole space gig, he said more than enough to imply that the space part is real.
There could be another scenario in play here. It has become common for moviemakers and cast members to straight-up lie in order to prevent spoilers or derail us from figuring out the plot. The Endgame creatives lied on several occasions. People had begun assuming that Avengers 4 will be titled Endgame right after Avengers: Infinity War, and yet the Marvel execs insisted that Endgame isn’t the actual title of the movie. Ludacris here could be doing the same thing. He could be playing a prank since the people involved with the Fast franchise would certainly know about the space joke related to the franchise. Or the whole Space thing might actually be real. I’d leave it upon you guys to decide. Tell us what you think in the comments down below.