The actor wants to see more interaction between Mia and Jakob in the future, but she also happens to have pointed out one of F9’s biggest issues.
Jordana Brewster, star of F9, has inadvertently pointed out one of the film’s biggest problems. In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Brewster – who has appeared throughout the franchise as Mia Toretto, the sister to Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto – talked about how she “loved” the Toretto-focused flashback sequences in F9, and that she would like to see more of her character’s backstory. She also explained that she isn’t sure exactly what the dynamic between Mia and long-lost brother Jakob (John Cena) is and that she’d like to see it explored in future films.
F9 marks Jakob’s first appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise, and its flashback sequences gently rewrite the Toretto family’s story as told in previous installments in an attempt to contextualize his unexplained existence. The Fast and Furious franchise is one that’s played host to an ever-growing ensemble cast, and its unrelenting emphasis on the power of family comes together in F9 to introduce an actual family member in the form of Cena’s Jakob. However, Brewster’s recent comments inadvertently highlight just how much this plot point was shoehorned into the film in order to allow for Cena to join the franchise – quite possibly in order for him to replace Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in F9, who exited the Fast Saga amid reports of tension on-set.