Here’s every new and returning character and cast member in F9, also known as Fast 9. Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise has become a massive hit over the last decade. From the humble beginnings of street racing and small crimes, the Fast Saga has become a giant action blockbuster series filled with increasingly unbelievable stunts and plots. Naturally, each new Fast & Furious movie stacks more Hollywood vets onto the franchise’s ludicrously star-studded roster, and the Fast 9 cast is no different.
For the ninth installment in the main series, F9 tells the next chapter in the story of Dominic Toretto and his formidable crew. The movie takes place years after the events of The Fate of the Furious and once again puts Dom’s team at the center of a crisis that could change the world. The film’s villain, Dom’s secret brother Jakob, has a plan to activate a device that will take control of any device on Earth that runs on code. This story not only raises the stakes of the Fast & Furious franchise but also continues the exploration of the importance of family.
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The action-packed adventure of F9 uses multiple characters across different eras to tell this story. Most of the usual main Fast & Furious characters are back to star, with the biggest exceptions including the absence of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs. There are also several characters who return in Fast & Furious 9 after appearing in past entries, and quite a few new characters who have the potential to appear in future sequels. Plus, the flashback-heavy film brings younger versions of multiple characters into the story. Here’s a complete guide to F9’s cast.
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
The star of the Fast & Furious franchise, Vin Diesel makes his eighth appearance as Dominic Toretto and once again leads F9’s cast. Vin Diesel’s lone absence came in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Now, Dom finds himself drawn back into the high-octane lifestyle once his brother reemerges. Diesel has previously been seen in franchises like xXx, Riddick, and can be heard as Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Michelle Rodriguez makes her fifth appearance in the franchise with her F9 return as Letty Ortiz. Letty’s story sees her struggling to accept a domestic life, so she jumps at the chance to go on a new mission. Rodriguez is also known for her roles in Avatar and Widows.
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
The comedian of the Fast & Furious series, Tyrese Gibson returns as Roman Pearce for the sixth time. He first appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious and has returned for each film since Fast Five. Roman contemplates the possibility of him being immortal in F9. Gibson has also appeared in Four Brothers and the Transformers franchise.
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Ludacris as Tej Parker
Ludacris also makes his sixth appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise here. The tech-savvy member of Dom’s crew works with the team to track down the deadly device Jakob is pursuing. Ludacris is best known for his rapping career, but his on-screen work also includes Crash and Hustle & Flow.
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
Jordana Brewster returns in F9 as Dom’s younger sister, Mia Toretto. This marks her sixth appearance in the Fast & Furious franchise, but the first one without Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor alongside her. Brewster’s filmography also includes appearances in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Lethal Weapon TV show.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey
One of the newer members to the Fast & Furious saga, Nathalie Emmanuel makes her third appearance as Ramsey in F9. She previously appeared in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious as the tech genius who invented God’s Eye. Emmanuel has also starred in the Maze Runner franchise, but she’s best known as Missandei in Game of Thrones.
John Cena as Jakob Toretto
John Cena joins the Fast & Furious 9 cast as Jakob Toretto, the secret younger brother of Dom. Jakob is a gifted spy and driver who is out to acquire the Ares device to take control of the world. Cena’s other movie roles include Trainwreck, Blockers, and Bumblebee.
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Anna Sawai as Elle
Anna Sawai’s Elle is a girl connected to Han’s past and Project Ares. Sawai can previously be seen in Ninja Assassin and the TV series Girl/Haji.
Thue Ersted Rasmussen as Otto
Otto is an incredibly wealthy man who is the son of a powerful ruler and partners with Jakob to obtain Project Ares. Thue Ersted Rasmussen has previously appeared in Sunday and Sygeplejeskolen.
Michael Rooker as Buddy
Michael Rooker’s role in F9 comes as Buddy, a mechanic with ties to Dom’s past as part of his father’s racing team. Rooker is best known for his roles in The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Cardi B as Leysa
The famous rapper/singer joins the Fast 9 cast as Leysa, a woman Dom helped in the past who now works for Queenie.
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Sung Kang as Han Lue
Sung Kang returns as Han as the franchise further retcons the character’s death. He debuted in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, where Han’s death originally happened. He then returned for Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6.
Charlize Theron as Cipher
Charlize Theron’s Cipher is back after being the main villain of The Fate of the Furious, where she manipulated Dom to turn his back on his family.
Helen Mirren as Queenie
The mother of Deckard, Owen, and Hattie Shaw, Helen Mirren returns in Fast 9’s cast as Magdalene ‘Queenie’ Shaw. She previously appeared in The Fate of the Furious and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody
Kurt Russell returns as the mysterious secret agent Mr. Nobody in F9. He previously appeared in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious.
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Lucas Black as Sean Boswell
After starring in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, Lucas Black came back to the franchise fully in F9. He previously cameoed in Furious 7 for a scene that picks up after Sean and Dom’s race.
Shad ‘Bow Wow’ Moss as Twinkie
Twinkie, the hustler and entrepreneur from Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, returns in F9, as Shad Moss has a small role. However, he doesn’t like to be called Twinkie anymore.
Jason Tobin as Earl
Jason Tobin previously played Earl, Han’s friend and a member of Sean and Twinkie’s crew, in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. A talented mechanic, Earl used a stand-alone fuel management system to perfect both timing and fuel control for Han’s cars in Tokyo Drift, as well as for other racers. Earl also developed a rocket car.
Don Omar as Santos
Marking his fourth appearance in the franchise, Don Omar appears as Santos at the end of F9. He previously was featured in Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and The Fate of the Furious.
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Shea Whigham as Stasiak
Shea Whigham briefly appears in F9 as the human punching bag special agent Stasiak. He was in Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6 previously.
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The Fast 9 Cast In The Flashbacks
Finn Cole as Young Jakob – The Animal Kingdom and Peaky Blinders star plays a younger Jakob in flashbacks.Vinnie Bennett as Young Dom Toretto – The Human Traces star plays the young Dom in F9’s flashbacks.JD Pardo as Jack Toretto – The Mayans M.C. star plays Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, in flashbacks.Jim Parrack as Kenny Linder – The Suicide Squad and Fury actor plays Kenny Linder, another racer partially responsible for Jack’s death.Siena Agudong as Young Mia – The No Good Nick actress plays a young Mia Toretto in F9’s flashbacks.Azia Dinea Hale as Young Letty – Azia Dinea Hale makes her acting debut as young Letty in F9.Karson Kern as Young Vince – Karson Kern plays a young Vince in flashbacks that take place before his appearances in The Fast and the Furious and Fast Five.Igby Rigney as Young Jesse – Returning in flashbacks set before Jesse’s death in The Fast and the Furious, Young Jesse is played by Igby Rigney.Cered as Young Leo – Cered makes his acting debut as a young Tego Leo, who appeared in three previous movies.Ozuna as Young Santos – The popular singer appears as a young Rico Santos, who previously was in three films.Juju Zhang as Young Elle – Juju Zhang makes her acting debut in the Fast 9 cast – as young Elle in flashbacks tied to Han’s life.
The Fast X Movie Cast: Which New Actors Are Joining The Sequel?
Fast & Furious 10, also known as Fast 10 or Fast X, continues the franchise’s tradition of involving a ridiculous number of A-listers, with Jason Momoa signing on as the tenth movie’s mysterious villain. Another impressive addition is Hollywood legend Rita Moreno, who will play Dom and Mia’s grandmother. Meanwhile, Brie Larson has a yet-undisclosed role in Fast X, and so do actors Alan Ritchson and Daniela Melchor. Like Dom’s cars in every Fast & Furious movie, more and more stars are showing up to play new and key roles in the blockbuster action franchise with every new installment. Apart from these actors, Fast X might even surprise viewers by adding some unannounced cameos. With F9 supposedly being the third-to-the-last movie in the franchise, Fast X and Fast & Furious 11 are bound to cram the Fast Saga roster with even more star power.
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Fast X / Fast & Furious 10 (2023)Release date: May 19, 2023
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