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Vin Diesel Fast and Furious 9 Instagram Post June 2019

Fast & Furious 9: Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez Begin Filming Their "Hard-Earned Miracle"

Dom and Letty are back together, and unsurprisingly, things are getting a little emotional.

Fast & Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram to celebrate their first day filming the ninth installment in their action franchise with a sweet video shared by Diesel, who plays Dom Toretto. The 51-year-old actor gave thanks to all those involved in bringing the film to life, which is especially heartwarming considering all the drama that has surrounded the production since it was announced.

"Wow, wow, wow, wow. Can you believe it, Letty? Can you believe it?" Diesel asked, calling Rodriguez by her character's name as the 40-year-old actress shook her head and grinned at the camera. "We just completed our first day. It feels like a miracle. One hard-earned, but it feels like we're just so grateful," he added. "We're grateful to you, Universal. We're grateful for our whole team. Incredible crew, incredible cast, and most importantly we're so grateful to you, world, that has adopted this franchise."

The latest installment of the long-running series faced several setbacks thanks to major rifts between Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Tyrese Gibson, all of which seemingly led to Johnson dropping out of the film. Fast 9's release date has been pushed back twice, originally set to premiere on April 19, 2019, then April 10, 2020, until finally being slated for May 22, 2020 release. It's nice to see that the ball is finally rolling on the film and we have lots to look forward to, especially with the Furious family getting bigger!

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