[WATCH] Trailer “F9”; Director Justin Lin Q&A on the Future of the Franchise – Deadline

This morning, Universal Pictures released a new trailer for F9, the latest action-packed opus from his Fast Furious franchise.

Resumption after the events of 2017 The fate of the furious, the action shot follows unrivaled street racer and auto mechanic Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), as he reunites with his young broker, Jakob (John Cena). A deadly assassin working with Cipher (Charlize Theron), his old enemy and that of Dom, Jakob holds a personal vendetta against the brother who he claims has betrayed him, and intends to take revenge. (Watch the trailer above.)

The ninth installment of Universal’s highest-grossing film series, which debuted almost two decades ago, was filmed before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and was originally scheduled to release globally in April 2019 The film, thereafter, saw its release date pushed back. five times – first, due to the spin-off’s release dates Hobbs and Shaw and Bond film No time to die, then due to the pandemic – finally landing on an American date of June 25.

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Before the release of the F9 trailer, Justin Lin spoke to Deadline about his fifth tour of the franchise, as a director, as well as Universal’s commitment, during the pandemic, to keeping the feature film, until ‘he could be released in theaters. In addition, he addressed the last two Fast Furious upcoming movies F9—and characters, including Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham), who may return. For the director’s thoughts on the future of the franchise, beyond the movies, read on.

DEADLINE: Universal has gone to great lengths to protect F9theatrical release. What do you think that says about the studio? What does this mean to you?

JUSTIN LIN: It was very significant. I think last March, when we closed our doors, we didn’t know what was going to happen. But personally, I was like, “There’s no way to share this streaming first.” You know, when we started making these movies, part of the fun is for people to go to the movies with their friends, laugh and be happy together. But I have to say, [in] all the conversations I had with Vin [Diesel] and with Universal, we were all online. And it was just so gratifying to know that, “Hey, we’re going to do this. If we have to wait, we will wait. But we’re going to do it safely, and we’re going to do it at the right time. So the fact that I’m sitting here talking to you, I feel like it’s coming. It’s getting closer. I think it will be worth the wait.

DEADLINE: That being said, has there ever been any discussion amid the pandemic of sending the movie to PVOD or selling it to a streamer?

LINEN: No. I am very proud to say that I had my position; Wine, we were online. The studio, I give them so much credit, again, for these thoughtful conversations, where we talk about why we make these movies and how we want to share that with the world. So it never went beyond that, and it was a very enjoyable process, when it came to that.

DEADLINE: Were there times in the past year that you worried about the future of the theater experience?

LINEN: I think for the films that were a bit stuck, that maybe went into production or post-production, you know? But look. I’m lucky to be able to do independent movies, TV and stuff, and I could tell you some movies, you’re like, “Yeah, great. You can stream it, you can watch it on a tablet. “But I always felt like the Quickly franchise, we’re doing this for the big screen. So I have always been confident because I mean … I grew up with [it]. I could tell you again that some of my most memorable and emotional moments were shared in a movie theater. So, I still believe in it a lot, and I think mostly movies like Quickly, this franchise, I am convinced that we will live in this format.

DEADLINE: What can you tell us about F9? Did this episode of the franchise present any new challenges?

LINEN: I think the most difficult aspect was probably the fact that the ambition of this film was not just to explore a character who is blood compared to Dom Toretto. But at the same time, doing that was going to open up a lot of different chapters, and it was going to answer a lot of questions from the previous films. Just by that premise, a lot of these characters were going to come back, so real estate was a big deal for me, to be able to do it effectively. But luckily, I think early on we decided it wasn’t going to be a one-movie experience – and that’s usually my approach. Every time we do a sequel, I go out of my way for that one, and we find out about the next one as we go. That one, F9, is the first movie of the last chapter, so there are a few more to do, but I think it was very liberating, from a creative point of view, to think of it in those terms.

DEADLINE: In October of last year, Deadline announced that there were two more Fast & Furious movies coming up, and that you’ll be directing both. What more can you tell us at this point about the future of the franchise?

LINEN: Well, look. It was awesome. I think just from the fan feedback we now have all of these really great, compelling characters that people love, and hopefully we get a chance to really introduce these characters, hopefully in future movies and in other. mediums. Again, that’s a testament, I think, for the fans. They’re the ones that I think give us the opportunity to always explore and evolve these characters, and we’re at a very exciting time right now. I have consistently great conversations with people and am really excited about the future of the franchise.

DEADLINE: As you mentioned, there was talk of additional spinoffs and potential Fast Furious TV series. But is there something to share, in terms of concrete steps taken in this direction? Is there a specific character that you would like to focus on with a series?

LINEN: You know, I think it’s fluid. What I really like about this franchise is that it’s not based on intellectual property, and it’s a philosophy and a culture that I think we’ve developed through several films. I think anytime people try to label us or lock us in, it’s our job to get out of it, and we’ve been able to do that over and over again. So, I think when it comes to really finding the right place to present these characters, I always love those conversations, and we have them constantly. But we are also very patient to make sure that whatever we do is the right decision.

DEADLINE: To my knowledge, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will not appear in F9, after diversifying to become the star of a spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw. Could you see either or both return in the franchise’s final films?

LINEN: I never really considered them gone, you know? For me, they are still in this universe; they are part of this family. Whatever we do, every time we talk about the next chapter, I never feel like I have restrictions, so I’m excited for what we’re building, and as we get to that kind of final chapter of this saga, I think I’m looking forward to seeing again… Any character, in any situation, is up for discussion.

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