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One muscled macho man enters, another one leaves: John Cena has officially joined "Fast & Furious 9," Universal confirmed today.

But Dwayne Johnson, who costars in the "Hobbs & Shaw" spinoff, will reportedly not be part of the ninth film in the franchise, according to Deadline.

All we know about Cena's character is that he'll play "a badass." Which really narrows things down.

Back in 2018, Daniel Casey was announced as the screenwriter, based on a story idea by director Justin Lin. Production starts later this month for a May 22, 2020 release.

Michelle Rodriguez recently re-committed to the franchise if they hired a female screenwriter --  and apparently that's not happening for the ninth film? Maybe the 10th?

[Via Deadline]