‘Fast and Furious 9’ Hits the NOS Button, Casts ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Michael Rooker

/Film | 8/19/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Fast and Furious 9 has been filming for almost two months already, and it’s still adding cast members to the Fast family. The latest addition is Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), who will be playing a new character in the delightfully insane action franchise. Here’s what we know about his role so far.

According to Deadline, Rooker will be playing a character named Buddy in Fast and Furious 9, a name so vague that it could mean just about anything. Is it a sarcastic nickname? Is Buddy an accomplice of Kurt Russell‘s Mr. Nobody, or maybe a new second-in-command to Charlize Theron‘s computer hacker Cipher? (Cipher survived The Fate of the Furious by parachuting out of a plane.) Could Buddy be one of Dominic Toretto’s pals from his old racetrack days? Will the Fast universe wade even deeper into wild waters and bring in Buddy as Dom’s father, a character whom Dom witnessed die in a car explosion years before the events of the first film? Hey, if they plan to bring Han back after a similar death, nothing is too nuts for these movies.

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