The latest Fast & Furious 9 set video reveals the return of Brian O'Conner's (Paul Walker) son. The ninth instalment (as implied by the title) from the primary saga of the car-centric franchise is officially in production. And because of this, few clips have emerged giving fans a look at the cast back reprising their respective roles. The most recent of which features Brian and Mia's (Jordana Brewster) son.
It was Nathalie Emmanuel (hacktivist Ramsey introduced in Furious 7), who was the first person from the cast to reveal that shooting has begun for the Justin Lin-directed project. Her social media post was followed by a video from franchise star, Vin Diesel, alongside Michelle Rodriguez, came out, celebrating wrapping up their first day back on the set as Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz. Emmanuel's original upload implied that Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Tej Parker and Brewster are also involved, but there have been no trace of them on location. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Luke Hobbs, however, won't be in the upcoming blockbuster as he's off to star opposite Jason Statham in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - the first spinoff from the film series. Now, thanks to a new social media post, fans can see Brewster return as Mia, alongside her movie son she shares with Walker.
Shared by Diesel on his official Instagram account is a clip from their fourth day on the set of in London. With the actor is his on-screen sister, Brewster and child actor Isaac, who plays "baby Brian." Watch the video below:
After Walker's tragic demise, James Wan's Furious 7 was retooled to write off his character. But instead of a demise on-screen, the franchise opted to got on a less sad route, revealing that Brian decided to tap out of their operations to live a quiet life with Mia and raise their son. That also meant that Brewster's time in the franchise was done even though she's still around to play her role. And as the film series continues, fans assumed that it was only a matter of time before she gets back into the thick of things which is seemingly what's going to happen in Fast & Furious 9.
While seeing Mia and her son return for Fast & Furious 9 is a welcome development for the franchise, this begs a couple of questions regarding the manner of their appearance, as well as the current status of Brian. It's surely odd to see the both of them be involved in the upcoming narrative but not Walker's character. Since the story of the film is still tightly under wraps it's difficult to predict what's going on with the O'Connners, but there's a possibility that at the crux of the narrative is Brian's whereabouts. Regardless of what it is, one thing is for sure, the project needs to justify Mia and baby Brian's return, but not their family's patriarch.
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- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) release date: Aug 02, 2019
- Fast & Furious 9 (2020) release date: May 22, 2020