Fast & Furious 9's Diesel & Rodriguez Thank Fans as Filming Begins

It's been two years since the Fast & Furious crew last saved the day in The Fate of the Furious. Now, principal photography on Fast & Furious 9 has officially begun.

In a video from the film's set, returning stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez announced the first day of filming on the eagerly anticipated sequel had been completed and thanked the studio, crew and fans for their continued support since the franchise began in 2001.

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"Can you believe it? We just completed our first day. It feels like a miracle, one hard-earned, but we’re just so grateful," Diesel declared in the Instagram video. "We’re grateful to you, Universal, we’re grateful for our whole team, incredible crew, and incredible cast. Most importantly, we’re so grateful to you, world, that has adapted this franchise."

The plot details of the upcoming film are still under wraps, though Dwayne Johnson is not expected to return, having just completed work on the franchise's first spinoff installment, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw with co-star Jason Statham.

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Fast & Furious 9 will be helmed by Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth entries in the Fast & Furious franchise. Fast & Furious 9 is slated for a May 22, 2020 release.

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