(from left) Dom (Vin Diesel) and Jakob (John Cena) in "F9," directed by Justin Lin.

Watch the Wild 4-Second ‘F9’ Scene That Took 8 Months To Get Right

You’ve gotta watch it to believe it.

Before the 55th Super Bowl on February 7th, a new trailer(half movie) for F9 aired, featuring all the usual Fast and Furious tropes: Vin Diesel’s once again explaining about the importance of family, a pro wrestler (this time it’s John Cena, trying to smash big ‘ol Diesel, and lots of cars doing things cars shouldn’t do.


One stunt, in particular, stood out, and in a tweet,  F9 director Justin Lin dropped a brief behind-the-scenes video and revealed that for those mere 4 seconds of screen time, he and his crew had done 8 months of preparation.

In addition to the months of prep time and days needed to do that spectacular final stunt, Lin tweeted that it added up to “3 cars destroyed. Work from over a hundred of the most dedicated and talented crew,” and that he had the “Best job in the world!”


The synopsis for the latest installment in the franchise:

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. 

His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).

In addition to Diesel and John Cena, returning cast members include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel—along with artist Cardi B, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. F9 his expected to hit theaters on May 28, 2021.