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John Cena says he isn’t playing a bad guy in Fast & Furious 9

Fast & Furious 9’s ensemble cast promoted the forthcoming film in Miami on Friday where they joined fans who watched the premiere of its trailer. As anticipated, the preview ensured that we’ll be seeing more fast cars, espionage, a revived character and introduction to Dom’s brother — Jakob Toretto. It finally revealed Cena’s mystery role as the sibling to Vin Diesel’s protagonist.

While Jakob Toretto is hired by Cipher (Charlize Theron) to kill his brother, Cena claims that he’s not the villain of the film

“We’ll leave it for the audience, we’ll leave it for the Fast family around the world to decide who’s bad and who’s good,” he said speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the event. “Keep in mind, the trailer shows just enough for you to have a ton of questions — and me not to be able to answer any of them!”

“That’s fair,” Diesel echoed Cena’s remarks. The actor clarified that none of the franchise’s characters are either black or white. “You’re going to have to decide. Like, all the characters in this saga, they are multidimensional and there are no cookie-cutter characters. They all have layers, as we’ve seen… But we’re so excited about this!”

While some of the original cast members have returned to reprise their roles in the film, there are also new faces coming alongside Cena. But one character we miss who isn’t returning is Brian O’Conner who was played by late actor Paul Walker.

“We [Vin Diesel and Paul Walker] would talk about the crazy notion of seeing a Fast 10 someday and we’re that much closer to honoring that” Diesel said.