'Fast and Furious 9' Cameos: All the Appearances Explained

F9: The Fast Saga has names from across the entire Fast and Furious franchise coming together. Some big characters have small roles that hint at their futures in the series.

Here we break down who cameos in the movie and what their characters mean for the franchise.

There are major Fast and Furious 9 spoilers ahead.

Cardi B

This cameo was already hyped up beforehand, with both the rapper and co-star Vin Diesel talking about her role.

When Dominic Toretto (played by Diesel) has seemingly been caught by Interpol after a heated exchange with his brother Jakob (John Cena) in London, his journey looks over.

However, the women guarding him remove their masks, and one of them is Cardi B's Leysa.

Leysa seems to already know Dom, though fans do not yet know how.

She mentions leaving the Dominican Republic, which suggests she could have met Dom in and around the events of Fast and Furious, the fourth film in the franchise.

According to Diesel, Cardi B will appear in the upcoming Fast 10, and fans may even see her in the rumored all-female spin-off.

Diesel told Entertainment Tonight of Cardi's appearance: "We are very much excited to evolve her character and to expand it to the finale.

"She made it just in time. She came in Fast 9 just in time."

Director Justin Lin told the same show: "I love Cardi... she showed up and within a minute she's part of the family, [I'd] work with her any day.

"And I love how when I got together with her, her and Vin were talking about the character because she's actually really embedded into the overall universe.

"She's been around for a long time and this is just the first time we are seeing her, so I'm really excited to explore that character of her."

Helen Mirren

Magdalene 'Queenie' Shaw, mother of Deckard, Owen and Hattie (played by Jason Statham, Luke Evans and Vanessa Kirby, respectively) is a member of the Fast and Furious universe, having first appeared in The Fate of the Furious.

She appeared in the Hobbs and Shaw spin-off, and again in F9 when she helped Dom to trace his brother's location in London.

Queenie admitted to Dom she had dealings with Jakob, while she fled from police for stealing a diamond necklace.

Her appearance was short enough to constitute a cameo, though she played a vital role in Dom finding his brother.

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot returned to F9 as Gisele, though there is a question on whether this could be a cameo.

Rather than appearing in the movie in new scenes, archive footage from previous movies is used to show Han (Sung Kang) reflecting on his life.

Han explained how he and Gisele planned to go to Tokyo, which is what brought him there in the events of The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.

However, their plans did not work out, and Gisele sacrificed herself in Fast and Furious 6 to save Han, who then went to Tokyo alone.

Gisele is seen talking to Han about how much she would love to go to Tokyo with him, in a flashback to their relationship.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham's character in the franchise, Deckard Shaw, is one who has caused the Family a huge amount of trouble in the past.

He killed Han, though it is later discovered this was set up by Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) to help Han disappear, and he tried to avenge his brother in Furious 7, becoming the main antagonist.

In The Fate of the Furious, however, he joined the team after being recruited to help them take down Cipher (Charlize Theron).

He and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) teamed up in the spin-off movie to help save his sister, Hattie, and defeat his enemy Brixton Lore (Idris Elba).

In F9, Deckard's cameo is in the mid-credits scene, where he is boxing to take out his anger, using a punch bag with a human being inside.

After he hears a knock at the door, he finds Han there, looking furious and in need of answers.

This cameo suggests a set up for the next film, where these two men either fight it out ahead of becoming friends, and even family, or there will be a tough road ahead for the group.

Cardi B in Fast and Furious 9
Cardi B as Leysa in Fast and Furious 9. Her cameo will lead to a bigger role in the tenth Fast and Furious movie. Universal