The Fast and Furious franchise hit a couple of speed bumps over the past few years with The Fate of the Furious and the series’ first spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, but this year, we’ll see the latest entry in the primary ongoing storyline, which is officially being referred to as The Fast Saga. That means no Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham, but instead a renewed focus on Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his eclectic group of racers-turned-international-spies. (God, I love these movies so much.)
And thankfully, there’s one very important #family member who’s returning after a multi-year absence: Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth movies in this series and was really the person who hit the NOS button on this franchise and turned these films into the globe-spanning, high-octane, over-the-top action extravaganzas they are today. And hot damn, it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat getting back in the driver’s seat. Check out the first full F9 trailer below.
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Universal has released a batch of character posters for the Fast and Furious #family, proving that the road to F9 is not without the occasional pothole. Check out John Cena’s hulking arms below. Read More »
John Cena has been on the rise as an actor ever since he showed a completely different side to his talents with a supporting role in Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy Trainwreck. Since then, he led the animated film Ferdinand, starred in the surprisingly great Blockers, tracked down Transformers in Bumblebee, and he’s joining the squad in Fast and Furious 9. But not all of his choices are going to be winners, as evidenced by the trailer for his next movie.
Playing with Fire is a new family comedy that finds John Cena playing a firefighter who takes a trio of kids under his wing after rescuing them from a fire. For some reason, he’s legally bound to take care of these kids until their parents get back from…somewhere. It doesn’t matter, because this looks absolutely atrocious. Read More »
Fast and Furious 9 is now shooting, which means Vin Diesel and the Fast family are up to their old shenanigans again. It was co-star Michelle Rodriguez‘s birthday the other day, and to celebrate, Nathalie Emmanuel who plays Ramsey in the franchise, shared a Fast and Furious 9 set pic that brings (most of) the family together again. It also provides our first look at new cast member John Cena in character. Spoiler alert: he looks like John Cena.
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John Cena (Blockers, Bumblebee) has put the pedal to the metal and become the newest member of the Fast & Furious 9 cast. Franchise star Vin Diesel hinted at Cena’s involvement in an Instagram video back in April, but now Universal Pictures has made the casting official. Read More »
Looks like writer/director James Gunn truly is using a similar formula with DC’s The Suicide Squad as he did with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – at least when it comes to casting. Gunn chose Dave Bautista, a former wrestler, to play one of the members of his ensemble in Guardians, and now a new report says that former wrestler John Cena is in talks to join returning players Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and fellow newcomer Idris Elba in the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Jason Bateman has been quietly flexing his muscles behind the camera. John Cena has been proving himself to be a comedic force in recent years. And screenwriter Mark Perez wrote one of the best studio comedies in the recent member with last year’s Game Night. Put them all together, and you have a new action/comedy coming to Netflix that sounds a bit like “A Night at the Museum goes to the movies,” albeit with a creative team that will skew a bit more adult.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, The Hollywood Reporter hosts an in-depth animation roundtable discussion with the filmmakers behind Smallfoot, Incredibles 2 and more. Plus, CineFix revisits and revises their list of the best long takes on film, and John Cena becomes a guidance counselor for high school students on The Ellen Show. Read More »
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When you watch a Transformers movie, you’re not exactly going in for the people. But in Bumblebee, the prequel revolving around the beloved yellow Autobot, the human characters are just as important as the robotic ones. Paramount Pictures has released two new Bumblebee featurettes that spotlight two of those human characters brought to life by Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.
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The opening scene of Bumblebee plays out like a child’s fantasy: Brightly colored Autobots clash with the sinister Decepticons in a battle that feels like the cinematic realization of a little kid smashing his toys together. And it’s awesome.
It’s something that’s been missing from the progressively darker and grittier iterations of the Transformers movies, whose brand of “Bayhem” have prevented the films from being anything close to fun. Michael Bay loaded every frame of his Transformers movies with so much visual chaos that the senses become overwhelmed and, ultimately, dulled. But Bumblebee director Travis Knight peels back the layers of epic, hectic spectacle to find the warm, beating heart that the Transformers franchise has always been missing.
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