When you have a billion-dollar action franchise that is ten movies large, will have two more sequels, and multiple spinoffs, you’re going to have a few cameos. What you have to love about cameos in Fast and Furious movies though is that they’re more than fun. Sure who doesn’t want to see Hellen Mirren as the leader of a crime family. But the idea that she could be part of an all-female led Fast movie that’s possibly in the works? That makes the cameo more than just throwaway fan service. It’s universe-building. Here are the three most significant, high powered cameos in F9. To think that the series started off as a little movie about stealing DVD players.
Cardi B as Leysa
In one of the most fun reveals in the movie, Dom is arrested by a bunch of helmeted Interpol agents, gets thrown in a paddy wagon, and then, the helmets come off. It’s Leysa, played by Cardi-B, and her all-female gang of mercenaries. We find out that Dom met Leysa in the Dominican Republic, so most likely in Fast and Furious (the 4th film) and that she works for Queenie, Helen Mirren’s character. Leysa is rumoured to be in the all-female Fast and Furious movie, as well as in the two last Fast and Furious sequels that director Justin Lin will helm.
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw a.k.a. Queenie
First making an extremely delightful appearance in Fate of the Furious as the mom to Deckard Shaw, Queenie is back in F9 in an extremely delightful scene where she robs diamonds from a party at a jewelry store and steals a car from the valet line out front, with Dom riding shotgun. With her connection to Leysa noted in the Cardi-B cameo, how could she not be in the female-led Fast spinoff, right?
Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
Shaw appears in a mid-credit scene in an empty warehouse, punching a dude zipped up in a punching bag, when knock knock, Han appears and the credits roll again. It’s the first time the two have seen each other since it was revealed that Shaw killed Han. What happens next? Revenge? Forgiveness? A team-up? In the Fast Universe, anything’s possible.
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