John Cena compares criticisms of Fast X to people saying WWE is "fake"
John Cena returns as Jakob Toretto in Fast X, the 10th instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise, which hits cinemas on Friday.
The franchise has been going since 2001, meaning it's over two decades since we were first introduced to Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto.
Speaking ahead of Fast X's release, Cena, who made his name in WWE, said the longevity of the franchise reminded him of WrestleMania, which just held its 39th event.
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"Having just performed at the 39th instalment of WrestleMania, my philosophy is, 'As long as it's good, that's all that matters,'" Cena told Extra.
"Fast continuously, and box office data backs it up, entertains the world installation after installation."
Cena went on to say that those criticising the franchise for continuing just don't understand it, much like people who dismiss wrestling as "fake".
"Anyone who says, 'Do we really need another one?' I compare it to a fan who says, 'Isn't wrestling fake?' Cena continued.
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"They just don't understand what we do and they just don't understand what this is about. As long as the movies are exceptional, which this one might be my favourite of all-time, and I go deep into the Fast library," he added.
"This is a great ride and I think people are going to get out of the theatre and want to see another one. If someone makes that comment, which they're entitled to, I just don't think they understand what we do."
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel recently revealed Fast X will now be a trilogy, instead of a two-parter.
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When asked about the future of his character Dom Toretto ahead of the film's premiere in Rome, Diesel said: "Without giving away too much I can say this.
"Going into making this movie, the studio asked if this could be a two-parter," he began.
"And after the studio saw this part one, they said, 'Could you make Fast X the finale, a trilogy?' So, um…"
Diesel's co-star Michelle Rodriguez then added that there's "three acts in any story".
Fast X will be released in cinemas on May 19.
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