Fast & Furious 9: Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris Possibly Tease Franchise Could Go to Space

Michelle Rodriguez, who plays Letty Ortiz in the Fast & Furious series, was speaking to Sirius XM’s Jess Cagle and Co-host Julia Cunningham on The Jess Cagle Show and seemingly confirmed that Fast 9 will be sending some of its stars to space.”Oh, no way. How did you guys find that out? See what happens? People start talking behind the scenes, man,” Rodriguez said in response to Cunningham asking if she was in space with Ludacris for Fast 9. “When a movie doesn’t come out and forget about it, things get out. Nobody was supposed to know that!

“Oh, well, no, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not lucky enough to hit space, but we did get a female writer and showed a lot of love, I think, on this one. Thanks to, you know, thanks to Justin Lin. We were able to, to find a little bit more attention and love for the girls in the movie. And so I’m really hopeful that that, that shows through in the final product.”

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The ninth mainline installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, aptly named F9, could be going to space.

Rapper and Fast and Furious mainstay Ludacris seemingly alluded to the possibility of space in F9 in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The series has tackled virtually all extremes on earth over the course of its 19-year silver screen life, and fans have wondered if or when the series would finally go to space.

After THR’s Julia Cunningham imagined a few scenarios for the blockbuster, including space, Ludacris teased the possibility.

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“I will say that you are very intuitive, because you said something right, but I’m not going to give it away,” Ludacris said.

Cunningham told the actor that she believes him to be alluding to space and it was at that point that Ludacris covered up his mouth with his hand. He then said “I don’t know what you said,” acting as if he hadn’t heard Cunningham mention space.

Ludacris isn’t the first instance of someone attached to the movie hinting at space. Polygon asked writer Chris Morgan, who has written every Fast and Furious movie since 2006’s Tokyo Drift, if the franchise would ever go there.

“Nothing’s out of the question,” Morgan said. “Absolutely nothing. It just has to be cool and it has to be good. You know, that’s the thing.”

Had the COVID-19 pandemic not struck, we would already know whether or not F9 goes to space as the movie was originally set to release on May 22 of this year. It was delayed to April 2021 earlier this year as a result of the pandemic. F9 isn’t the only Fast and Furious delay in the wake of the pandemic as Fast & Furious Crossroads was delayed as well. Check out this F9 poster that franchise star Vin Diesel gave fans a glimpse of in January in the meantime.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker who is a big fan of Fast & Furious and Vin Diesel’s Instagram page. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.


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