Meanwhile, it is already part of the "Fast & Furious" tradition that (ex) wrestlers and UFC fighters in the series drop by. "Fast & Furious 9" is no exception, as newcomer Francis "The Predator" Ngannou shows.
In the "Fast & Furious" franchise, the figures not only clash in a variety of vehicles, but there are also always more direct confrontations. And to keep it from crashing when your fists are flying, you like to enrich the cast with people who know it very well. The latest example is Ultimate Fighting championship professional Francis Ngannou, who, according to the deadline in "Fast & Furious 9", will fill an unknown role with his enormous physical presence.
THIS IS FRANCIS NGANNOU
Born in Cameroon Ngannou, who is also known under the fighter nicknamed "The Predator" ("The Hunter" or "The Predator"), launched after several years of boxing training 2013 finally a professional mixed martial arts career - with great success. Currently, Ngannou is the No. 2 in the heavyweight ranking of the UFC. The 32-year-old can definitely hand over.
Ngannou is already the third UFC fighter to step in front of the camera for the "Fast & Furious" series. Previously Gina Carano appeared in "Fast & Furious 6" and Ronda Rousey in "Fast & Furious 7" (see picture at the beginning of the news). In addition, in the action series but also like to rely on support from wrestling circles. After Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, part five to eight of the cast, has now migrated to his own spin-off "Hobbs & Shaw", John Cena is now in "Fast & Furious 9".
Unlike the other "F & F" actors with an athletic background, Francis Ngannou has not yet gained any screen experience, but will make his film debut with "Fast 9". On May 21, 2020, when he meets with Cena and the returnees of Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, we find out. Then, the ninth part of the long-lasting series races into the cinemas with full force.