Here's Why Vin Diesel Wanted John Cena as Dom's Brother in Fast & Furious 9

Here's Why Vin Diesel Wanted John Cena as Dom's Brother in Fast & Furious 9
Ever since his first appearance in 2001's The Fast and The Furious, the lead character of the franchise, Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, has established himself as the uber-alpha male of the group of racing daredevils-turned-government secret agents. It is difficult to imagine such a tough character having a relative who just might be even tougher. But in Fast & Furious 9, we're getting exactly that.

The trailer for F9 promises just such a person, as John Cena enters the franchise in the role of Jakob, Dom's vengeful younger brother. In an interview with EW, Diesel explained why Cena was the perfect actor for the part of Jakob.

"I felt like [director]Justin [Lim] did; the casting of that character could go a million different ways. And at the same time a very, very, very difficult character to cast. Because of that, you got to go with your gut, you got to go with your heart,
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