Fast & Furious 9 Cast Adds Two Familiar Characters

Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren are back.

Fast & Furious star/producer Vin Diesel might be absent from the upcoming spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw, but fans won't have to wait long for the actor's Dominic Toretto to return to the franchise. The currently-untitled ninth movie in the series is now shooting, and some familiar names have been added to the cast, making a return from previous movies.

Diesel took to Instagram to announce that Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren will return for Fast 9 to reprise their roles from 2017's The Fate of the Furious. Theron plays cyberterrorist Cipher, while Mirren portrays Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Jason Statham's character Deckard Shaw. Mirren will also appear in Hobbs & Shaw. In addition, Diesel states that John Cena, who is new to the series, will "completely shine" in the movie. Check the post out below:

Fast 9 hits theaters on May 22, 2020. It's directed by Justin Lin, who has made four of the previous movies, and also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris.

One series regular who isn't however returning is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor has appeared in every movie since 2012's Fast Five and stars alongside Statham in Hobbs & Shaw. In January, Johnson confirmed that he wouldn't be in Fast 9, and wasn't sure about Fast 10, which releases in 2022. Johnson and Diesel had a reported falling out during the shooting of The Fate of the Furious, and did not share any scenes together.

Hobbs & Shaw releases on August 1--watch the latest trailer here. For more on 2019's upcoming movies, check out GameSpot's guide to the year's biggest films.

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