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Although we recently revisited the Fast & Furious universe through the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, it’s been two years since the last main installment, The Fate of the Furious, screened to the masses. But for those of you who’ve been eager to reunite with Dominic Toretto and his crew, Fast & Furious 9 has just wrapped filming, and here’s how director Justin Lin celebrated the milestone.

Nothing summarizes the movie-making process more than showing one of the cameras that helped capture the story that will eventually be shown on the big screen. Justin Lin also thanked the Fast & Furious 9 crew for all their hard work across the many locations where production took place, and went so far as to call this the “most ambitious film” of the Fast & Furious series. That’s high praise!

Fast & Furious 9 began filming in late June, meaning that principal photography lasted for almost five full months. Now that cameras are finished rolling, per Justin Lin’s Twitter post, that means it’s time for Justin Lin and the postproduction team to edit the footage together into the final product that audiences will watch in a half year’s time.

Speaking of which, although there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes looks at Fast & Furious 9 over the last several months, we haven’t been treated to any official pictures or footage yet. Now that filming is completed, perhaps that means a trailer could be on the way soon. Remember, The Fate of the Furious aired its first trailer in December 2016, so Universal could follow suit next month with the first Fast & Furious 9 preview.

One would imagine that trailer will provide the first Fast & Furious 9 story details, as information concerning the plot has been kept close to the proverbial chest. The Fate of the Furious ended with Dominic Toretto being reunited with his son and celebrating with his teammates and allies over their latest win. While we’ve since seen what Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw have been up to after those events, we’re still in the dark about what Dom and his crew have gotten themselves into for Fast & Furious 9.

What we do know is who will comprise the core cast. Along with mainstays like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Nathalie Emmanuel, Fast & Furious 9 will also see the return of Jordana Brewster’s Mia Toretto, Charlize Theron’s Cipher and Helen Mirren’s Magdalene Shaw. The movie’s newcomers include characters played by Michael Rooker, John Cena, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, Ozuna and Cardi B.

This marks Justin Lin’s fourth outing in the Fast & Furious franchise, having previously directed Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. Lin is also set to helm Fast & Furious 10, which is still set to be the final installment of the main film series. Chris Morgan and Daniel Casey wrote the Fast & Furious 9 script.

Fast & Furious 9 races into theaters on May 22, 2020, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, you can learn what else is coming out next year in our 2020 release schedule.

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