Although Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) brother Jakob (John Cena) was never mentioned in the movies before “The Fast and Furious 9”, his past is showcased through flashbacks.
The younger version of Jakob is played by Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders”), explaining why the character was never mentioned by Dom.
During an interview with Digital Spy, Cena commented on the differences between young Jakob and his adult version and praised Cole.
“Finn dominated the role of young Jakob. I’m so glad I didn’t have time to bribe him. He acted magnificently. A character must have a bow, must have a trip. If I were the same human as last year, something wouldn’t be right… Jakob is no different. He must be different as an adult, especially with his background, he is no longer that curious, wide-eyed boy.
He ended it by joking that Cole was sort of a franchise pre-sequel, a “Fast and the Furious 0”.
“It was a big role and with a lot of expectations on his shoulders Cole practically shot ‘The Fast and The Furious 0’. He did the franchise pre-sequence and did an amazing job.
By the way, now that Dom’s brother has been introduced to the intrigue, audiences are curious as to who the rogue couple’s mother is.
During an interview with Variety, Diesel said that he and director Justin Lin have talked about it before, but before they introduce Mom Toretto, they want to introduce Grandma Toretto.
And they’re even eyeing actress Rita Moreno to play the character.
“Since we started working on ‘Veloze and Furious 9’ we’ve talked a lot about Ms. Toretto. So I think there will be an appropriate time and place for it. But before arriving at Mother Toretto, we will arrive at Abuela. And the person I can’t wait to see in this role is Rita Moreno.
For those unfamiliar with her, Moreno stood out in Hollywood between the 1950s and 1970s, performing in acclaimed productions such as the musicals “Quando Eu Te Amei” and “Amor, Sublime Amor”.
Even the star received an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for “Amor, Sublime Amor”.
In theater, she received a Tony Award in 1975 for her performance in ‘The Ritz’.
Moreno currently, and when he received the Oscar for ‘Amor, Sublime Amor’
And the coolest part is that the veteran is ready to accept the role.
When asked about the idea, she said that:
“I’m waiting for the call. I think it’s a fabulous idea. I hope my character is wearing black leather.
So what do you think of the idea?
Remember that ‘Fast and Furious 9’ is already showing in Brazilian cinemas.
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In the international market, the new film in the franchise has already exceeded 400 million US dollars, of which 12.7 million R $ collected in Brazil – which also represents the biggest start since the pandemic in our country.
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has always lived at full speed. After the loss of his best friend and the discovery of his son, he slows down with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). But it’s not easy to live in the present when the past is accelerating towards you. And that’s what happens when Dom reunites with his brother Jacob Toretto (John Cena), who is pushed by Cypher (Charlize Theron) and Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren) to carry out a revenge plot. It’s time for Dom to reunite Sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and the family of loyal friends such as Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Han (Sung Kang).
Directed by Justin Lin, the film also features Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett and Michael Rooker.
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