Vin Diesel believes Paul Walker sent John Cena to the F9

As the latest F9 Trailer showed that Fast & Furious Series continues to grow. The biggest new addition to the cast of the blockbuster series is John Cena as Jakob Toretto, the brother of Vin Diesel’s character. While Diesel considered a wide range of actors for the role of Dom Toretto’s brother, he knew immediately that it had to be Cena after meeting him. The action star recently stated that he felt Cena was sent to him by the late Paul Walker.

“We started talking about the role of brother early on. When it came time to cast something, it became a mystery that was so difficult to answer. “ Diesel told Extra (transcribed courtesy of WrestleZone). “Every actor was on the table. Every actor was thought of because I am multicultural, every single actor could be my brother. To cover the general methodology carefully, there are ‘Fast 10’ answers that explain or mystify you even more.

“The moment it happened in two seconds, John Cena’s idea came up. I had a dojo, a shrine, a cathedral shrine that I would go to and put myself in the character, in that cathedral state of mind. It had all of the ‘Almost’ memorabilia, it had weights, and it was a training center to prepare for the movie. He came to meet me one day. And I have to tell you, and it sounded crazy at the time, and it probably still sounds crazy, I felt because I like to be in tune, I felt like Paul Walker sent him to the shrine. And I didn’t question it at all. And I haven’t questioned everything. “

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F9 is expected to be released on June 25, 2021. The film features returning cast Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang as well as Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. It also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as the new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by reggaeton musician Ozuna.