Fans have been expecting the jump to space to happen, especially after the technological jumps of Furious 8 and Hobbs and Shaw. Seeing this rumor come to fruition may suggest other rumors (such as the potential good guy turn of Owen, the other Shaw) have a bit of truth to them as well. Hopefully, not too much spills before Fast and Furious 9 (F9) finds its way into theaters.
In an interview on the SiriusXM program The Jess Cagle Show, series star Michelle Rodriguez (who plays the also formerly dead Lettie) fessed up when asked about the rumor. Read her full response below:
“Oh, no way. How did you guys find that out? See what happens? People start talking behind the scenes, man. When a movie doesn’t come out and forget about it, things get out. Nobody was supposed to know that…Oh, well, no, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not lucky enough to hit space, but we did get a female writer and showed a lot of love, I think, on this one. Thanks to…Justin Lin. We were able to, to find a little bit more attention and love for the girls in the movie. And so I’m really hopeful that that, that shows through in the final product.”