January 16, 2020 , Universal City, Calif. - RELEASE FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES: To celebrate the much anticipated upcoming new chapter of its iconic Fast & Furious franchise, Universal Pictures announced its massive fan event “The Road to F9.” On January 31, in Miami, Florida, the studio will release the all-new trailer for the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as host a once-in-a-lifetime concert complete with global superstars performing their biggest hits. Fans hoping to win the chance to secure tickets to the show may register at www.fastandfurious.com/theroadtof9. F9 opens in North America on May 22.
 
Featuring musical numbers by global superstars Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth and Ozuna, as well as series multihyphenate Ludacris, the multiplatform fan-focused event will be hosted by the Fast & Furious franchise’s very own Tyrese Gibson, alongside Maria Menounos. “The Road to F9” will include special appearances by series godfather Vin Diesel, F9 director Justin Lin, plus franchise stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel, as well as newcomer to the Fast & Furious family, John Cena. The final stop on “The Road to F9” will occur at Maurice A. Ferré Park in downtown Miami at 3 PM EST, where lucky super-fans will party with the stars.
 
“The heart of the Fast & Furious franchise has always been, and will always be, family, and it brings me so much joy that our extended family will be with us to help celebrate the launch of this chapter,” said Vin Diesel. “We are nothing without our ride-or-die fans, and we are thrilled that they will be in Miami to welcome old- and new-school cast and crew, as well as usher in a brand-new era of Fast & Furious.”
 
The world premiere of the trailer for F9 will take place during the live-stream launch and the network broadcasts, and the event will be available live on Facebook and YouTube at /TheFastSaga, as well as Instagram and Twitter @TheFastSaga. Interviews from the red carpet will be posted throughout the day at Xfinity Mobile’s Twitter handle. “The Road to F9” broadcast partner NBC will air the concert at 9 PM EST, and partner Telemundo will air a Spanish-language broadcast at 11:30 PM EST, which will air across Telemundo and Universo.
 
In addition to presenting exclusive vehicles from the upcoming film, sponsor Dodge will be hosting a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon driving simulator onsite for guests ready to ride like Dom Toretto and his crew. Cast of the franchise will mingle alongside fans at the free concert event, and interviews during the show will take place from the Xfinity Mobile Lounge. Additional sponsors IMAX® and Castrol® EDGE® will also have a presence at the event.
 
Fans interested in attending on January 31 should visit www.fastandfurious.com/theroadtof9/ to learn more.
 
About F9
The ninth chapter in the more than $5 billion franchise sees the return of stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren and is directed by Justin Lin. The film opens across North America on May 22, 2020.
 
About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
 
About Comcast
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest high-speed internet, video and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
 
About Dodge//SRT
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge. Their influence continues today as Dodge proudly offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. For 2020, Dodge literally expands its high-performance Charger model lineup, adding a Widebody exterior to America’s only four-door muscle car. The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat maintains its reign as the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. 
 
The 2020 Dodge lineup also features the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody and the 2020 Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT, the fastest, most powerful and most capable American three-row SUV, completes the brand’s performance lineup. These visceral performance models join a 2020 brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger. Dodge is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.  
 
About IMAX®
IMAX®, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX® theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX®’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
 
IMAX® is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2019, there were 1,568 IMAX® theatre systems (1,473 commercial multiplexes, 14 commercial destinations, 81 institutional) operating in 81 countries and territories. On October 8, 2015, shares of IMAX® China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX® Corporation, began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
 
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX Experience®, IMAX Is Believing® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX® Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX® on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).
 
About Castrol® EDGE®
Castrol® is one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, with a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Our passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership, has enabled Castrol to develop lubricants and greases that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea and in space for over 100 years.
 
Castrol is part of the BP group and serves customers and consumers in the automotive, marine, industrial and energy sectors. Our branded products are recognized globally for innovation and high performance through our commitment to premium quality and cutting-edge technology. To find out more about Castrol please visit www.castrol.com.