“Fast & Furious 9” has finally wrapped production as the cast and crew celebrated with director Justin Lin after he posted the news on his Twitter feed. There’s so much mystery surrounding the ninth and latest installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise but, here is what we know so far:

Much Of The Original Cast Is Returning

After the announcement for the sequel, it was obvious that most of the team would be coming back. Expect to see Vin Diesel returning as Dominic Toretto as well as Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, and Nathalie Emmanuel. Also returning are Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, who played villains Cipher and Magdalene Shaw respectively in the previous installment.

John Cena Among Others Have Also Joined The Cast

The new film will introduce a few new faces in the forms of John Cena, Michael Rooker, Ozuna, and Cardi B. No news on who these guys will be playing but it’ll be interesting to see wrestler John Cena sharing scenes with Diesel, similar to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson when he was in the franchise. Speaking of…

The Rock Won’t Be Coming Back For “Fast & Furious 9”

Despite being on previous installments, Johnson won’t be coming back this time around. Due to scheduling conflicts with his shooting schedule for the spin-off “Hobbs & Shaw,” the wrestler-turned-actor wasn’t able to get time to shoot for the next film in the series. Here’s hoping we would see him again in a future installment in the franchise.

Justin Lin Returns To Direct After “Fast & Furious 6”

Action film director Lin was announced to come back as director to the franchise after working on “Tokyo Drift,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast Five,” and “Fast & Furious 6.” Lin was replaced by James Wan to direct “Furious 7” back in 2015 as well as F. Gary Gray for “The Fate of the Furious.” With Lin coming back as director, this will mark his fifth film in the franchise. 

Release Date Was Pushed To May 22, 2020

When “Fast & Furious 9” was first announced, it was originally scheduled to hit theaters on April 19 this year. However, the film was pushed back a year in order to release the spin-off film “Hobbs & Shaw,” which came out last August. It was first given the April 2020 release window, but then it was pushed to May in order to avoid competition with the next James Bond film “No Time to Die.”

The Fate of the Furious The cast of “The Fate of the Furious” star in the eighth film in the franchise, coming in April. Photo: Universal Pictures