Fast & Furious 9 has added UFC fighter Francis Ngannou to the cast. The original Fast and the Furious raced onto movie screens way back in 2001, and though the film tallied a solid domestic box office haul of $144 million ($230 million adjusted for inflation), few would have predicted that that action-packed racing film would ultimately spawn one of the biggest franchises in film history.
But now after a run of nine films, including this year’s spinoff Hobbs & Shaw starring long time series regulars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, Fast & Furious has indeed become a global box office juggernaut with $5.4 billion grossed worldwide. The tenth movie in the universe, Fast & Furious 9, is currently in production with Vin Diesel again heading up the cast (and his dreaded rival Johnson nowhere to be found). Recently, it was confirmed that Fate of the Furious stars Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron are both back on board for the newest sequel, with John Cena also joining the cast to fill the former pro wrestler slot vacated by Johnson.