Fast 9

This Friday, Universal Pictures will drop the first trailer for the ninth film in what’s now being dubbed “The Fast Saga.”

It might be Fast & Furious 9, or it could be Fast 9. It also might be F9 or F9: The Fast Saga, depending on which piece of marketing you happen to catch. While we should see some clarification on the film’s title when the trailer speeds online, what we do know is that Universal Brand Development and the LEGO Group have expanded their licensing partnership to include the Fast & Furious franchise.

On April 27, a LEGO Technic Fast & Furious set will be available globally. But, like the trailer, there really isn’t much more to say. The actual contents of the set and what type of car(s) will be included has not been revealed. Joe Lawandus, of Universal Brand Development, says “Fans across generations will love building the Fast & Furious car of their dreams with this LEGO Technic set.”

For now, we’ll just have to take his word for it and imagine that its contents are perhaps contained within the upcoming trailer.

Photo: Universal Pictures

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.