John Cena makes his Fast & Furious debut in Fast 9 as Jakob Torretto, brother of Vin Diesel’s Dom. The wrestler turned actor gets to face off against the entire Fast family but there is one person that Cena wants to face again and it’s another fellow wrestler turned bonafide action star.
During a talk with “Geek Culture,” Cena said that he can’t wait to come face to face with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a future Fast film if that possibility arises. The two have met up in the ring as wrestlers but Cena wants the opportunity to have Jakob go head-to-head with Johnson’s Luke Hobbs.
“I don’t know if that’ll happen and that’s very much up to the Fast audience to decide. As the Fast saga grows and evolves, I’m excited for a possible moment like that but there’s no guarantee. I hope it happens and if the audiences around the world hope the same thing, who knows.”
Fans would probably love to see John Cena and Dwayne Johnson duke it out in a future Fast film and marketing possibilities alone would probably make Universal Pictures very excited. Cena was asked what Jakob might say to Hobbs if they ever come across each other and Cena said with a laugh, “The low-hanging fruit answer to that is, ‘You can’t see me.'”
It hasn’t been officially announced if Dwayne Johnson is heading back to the main franchise following the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. I imagine that he would return since the next installment is said to be the last of the main franchise and it will be split up into two films to bring the saga to a proper conclusion. I imagine they want every possible person responsible for the success of the franchise to return for the final installment and Johnson is a huge reason the films turned into true worldwide successes beginning with his first appearance in Fast Five. Johnson sat out of Fast 9 and while there was some reported tension involving Johnson, Diesel, and Tyrese Gibson, everyone has squashed the beef and they are on good terms now.
It would also be interesting to see them on screen together because Cena once made some comments about Johnson that are a tad ironic now. Cena once called him a “sell-out” for pursuing an acting career. Last year, Cena walked back on that comment by saying “I said some things there were less than nice. He said some things that were less than nice. And I can assure you, in our line of work there is a grey area where imagination becomes very real and we were right in the sweet spot of that grey area, each watching the other’s every move and not too happy with the other party. It was stupid of me. It genuinely was. That was my perspective at the time.”
Do YOU want to see John Cena and Dwayne Johnson square-off in a fire Fast film? Fast 9 hits screens on June 25, 2021.