All the gossip lovers and the typical Fast family fans keeping an eye at the good and bad pieces of news, John Cena is set to be the part of Fast and Furious family as Jakob Toretto that too for a good number of reasons.
The timing of this unexpected yet sudden addition to the Fast and Furious family from the world of wrestling has raised a number of questions regarding the intention of the filmmakers in connection with Dwayne Johnson’s growing influence on the franchise.
Previously, the relationship between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson was affected by the feud which was not officially confirmed by any of the two. The feud lasted for months leading to the emergence of a couple of groups within the Fast family with some siding with Diesel and a few supporting Johnson.
Things started going in the wrong direction when Johnson strived hard to emphasize the franchise on a spinoff, Hobbs, and Shaw, which further widened up the gap between the family and the former bald-headed WWE star who was seen by a dominant force by the former.
This was the time when Tyrese Gibson, who was already siding with Diesel and had passed on negative remarks about The Rock, jumped out of nowhere and started criticizing one of the highest-paid actors in the Hollywood industry.
However, Hobbs and Shaw’s massive success shut off the mouth of the critics as well as the rivals of Johnson including Gibson who was constantly opposing the former’s actions and putting allegations against him for neglecting the Fast family and working for personal gains.
Although it has been a few weeks since none of the sides have started bullshitting against the other, the growing distance between the two groups within the family could still be felt certainly after John Cena’s addition which seems to be nothing more than a step taken by the franchise owners and filmmakers to keep the franchise alive and reduce the dominance of The Rock.
According to the media outlets, the decision to cast Cena is by far the boldest step taken to maintain the balance of dominance between Johnson and the rest of the Fast family who critically blamed the former for breaking the family into two.
Cena’s Inclusion Is Another Way to Boost the Franchise
While the franchise struggled to get maximum attention and viewership in Fast and Furious 4, the decision to hire Johnson was simply based on the intention to keep the viewers’ interest alive and give them a reason to rush to the cinema for the fifth edition.
After all, fans were fed up of watching the same old characters and doing the same old stuff. Additionally, fewer people were interested to see the protagonists doing whatever they want to with no opposition on their way to achieve their goals.
Thus, a need for a powerful rival was unavoidable which made the filmmakers approach Johnson and allow him to be part of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Now when Johnson has done more than he could for the franchise and the feud has divided the actors into two groups, adding John Cena sounds a wise move by the franchise owners in a bid to divert the attention of the fans from the feud to their future projects.
Not only this will help the franchise gain more fans and viewership, but this would also maintain the balance of power between Johnson and his rivals allowing the latter to get rid of the insecurities concerning their interests.
The two wrestler-turned actors have had a perfect wrestling career gaining a fanbase bigger than a number of wrestlers combined. Their remarkable careers include several championships and breathtaking moments proving the two are going to be the best addition to the Fast family for the betterment of the overall franchise.
What Jakob Toretto’s Character Is All About?
Yeah, we have happily responded to the news concerning Cena will be seen alongside Diesel in F9, however, not everyone is aware of the scope of the character of Jakob Toretto which is all the fans want to know the most about.
The official trailer may have shown Cena fighting Diesel but there is no doubt the end of the family could reveal the latter to be one of his former’s greatest supporters. In order to support my opinion, I would like to take the example of Hobbs who appeared as the biggest threat to Diesel in Fast Five but, later on, ended up shaking hands with him later.
Recently, there were rumors or let’s say fan theories suggesting Cena’s character is the total opposite of Dominic Toretto, which is true, but claiming Cena has been hired to play a negative role is something out of the context and way beyond our own assumptions.
Noticing the rumors orbiting around his inclusion in the franchise, Cena has come forward to clarify and add to our knowledge about the job of his character. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, the muscular man made it clear upon the audience that Jakob is not a threat to Dominic or his wife Letty Ortiz rather he is someone who opposes his brother for his actions.
Cena said, ” We’ll leave it for the audience, we’ll leave it for the Fast family around the world to decide who’s bad and who’s good. Keep in mind, the trailer shows just enough for you to have a ton of questions – and me not to be able to answer any of them! ”
Nevertheless, Cena has been at the front appreciating Fast Family fans for supporting them with unconditional love. He said, ” So this is what I find brilliant about the Fast franchise, and this is truly a testament to the Fast family, the people around the world who love these movies. ‘They walk in to see these movies with a sense of family and a sense of fun, and you’re right, over the course of the eight installments, soon to be nine, they’re superheroes without capes.’’
Cena on Why WWE Stars Love Joining Fast and Furious Franchise
Moving forward, it is quite a big fact that WWE stars are one of the biggest fans of the Fast and Furious franchise for God knows what reasons. But as Cena has spoken up, he has revealed the reason the WWE stars are passionate to join the Fast Family.
Cena has confidently pointed the reason saying, “There’s a certain passion for WWE. Whenever new performers come in, we always size them up and question their passion. The Fast legacy and the family are the same way. They’re very meticulous with their choices because you need to be passionate [and] you need to know the responsibility to fans across the world.”
F9 may be months away from landing in the cinemas all across the United stated and the world, the fans are already into the Furious 9 Collection to support their favorite characters.
As the game is on and the rivalry between Johnson and Diesel is still somewhere there, the F9 success or failure will determine who has the power to be the uncrowned king of the Fast Family.
Whatever the result would be, let’s hope and pray that the Fast family would reunite and the franchise will keep on entertaining the already depressed American nation fed up with the politics.