Vin Diesel gives a first peek at the F9 director’s cut, which will be available on digital and home media, promising more ‘Fast DNA.’
The director’s cut of F9, which will be released on digital and Blu-ray, has been teased by Vin Diesel, the star of the picture. F9, which was launched in June and has now made $700 million globally, is one of the most profitable films to be released during pandemic times. The franchise’s ninth installment will be released in 2023, followed by the tenth and final installment in 2024.
The latest installment in the blockbuster franchise Fast and Furious follows Dominic Toretto, portrayed by Vin Diesel, as he and his family face the battle against Jakob Toretto, Dom’s younger brother, played by John Cena, and Charlize Theron’s Cipher. Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell, and Helen Mirren are among the cast members. While this installment has one of the lowest reviewer scores in the franchise, the fan response has been overwhelmingly favorable, suggesting that Universal might have another hit with its home release.
On Instagram, Diesel has provided an early glimpse at the director’s cut of F9. Despite the lack of footage, Diesel expresses his excitement for filmmaker Justin Lin’s comeback to the franchise. In this clip, he also teases more “Fast DNA.” Check out Diesel’s post below the jump:
Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise will undoubtedly like the director’s cut. The “Fast DNA” that Diesel previewed would most certainly feature more of the franchise’s trademark crazy action. Each film appears to increase the ante in terms of action sequences, so this clip might be a preview of the insane action sequences to come in Fast and Furious 10. There appears to be more of the action sequence in space and one with Dom atop a big tank in the few moments shown in the aforementioned video. It also portrays a fight between Dom and Jakob, although while there will be additional sequences involving the brothers, the deleted scenes are unlikely to have a significant impact on the plot.
Because the Fast and Furious franchise isn’t known for studio meddling, it’s unclear how different F9’s director’s cut will be. Scenes are occasionally cut for good cause, but it will be fascinating to witness Lin’s actual idea for the film. Promoting F9’s home release as a director’s cut is another tactic to get people to buy the movie. On September 7, the director’s cut of F9 will be released digitally, followed by 4K UHD and Blu-ray on September 21.