'Fast and Furious 9' Plot: Does 'F9' Really Take Place in Space?

Fast and Furious 9 ups the ante for the franchise in a major way, bringing in new faces, bringing back old favorites and setting the scene for the two finale pictures. And thanks to the trailer, some fans have even suggested that the characters go into space.

Here, we break down the plot of F9: The Fast Saga, and answer whether the family truly goes intergalactic.

There are major spoilers for Fast and Furious 9 ahead, so read at your own risk.

Does F9 really take place in space?

Fast and Furious 9 does not take place in space. However there is an intergalactic element involving two family members.

The main plot is that Jakob Toretto (played by John Cena), brother of Dom (Vin Diesel), has teamed up with some evil people to find Project Aries, which can hack into any weapons computer in the world.

He has to track down the two pieces and its access key in order to make it work, and Dom is desperate to stop him.

As the group heads all around the world trying to defeat him, the fight ultimately takes them to Tbilisi, Georgia, where Jakob is about to set Project Aries in motion.

He uses young Elle (Anna Sawai), who is the access key, to activate Project Aries, and it begins its upload to a satellite orbiting Earth.

By doing so, the signal will be sent around the world so any computer can be hacked almost immediately, giving them the power to control everything.

As a result, it turns out the group needs to not only stop Jakob and get Project Aries back, but disable a satellite orbiting Earth, so someone will need to go into space.

Of course, the family do not need NASA's help to do this, as they turn to Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), who makes a return to the franchise after his last appearance in Furious 7.

He and his friends Twinkie (Bow Wow) and Earl Hu (Jason Tobin) have been working on a car with a rocket engine, but so far have only caused their Pontiac Fiero to go up in flames.

The family decide this is enough to get them near the satellite, and Tej (Ludacris) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) pull the short straw.

While Sean and Earl Hu fly a plane up to 50,000 feet, they have their Pontiac strapped to the top, with Tej and Roman sitting inside in make-shift astronaut suits, also known as extravehicular mobility units (EMUs).

Sean and Earl Hu release them and the engine takes off. Tej and Roman find themselves flying up into space, at which point their EMUs start to freeze up, and their candy wrappers start floating around in the zero-gravity.

By this time, Jakob's partner has double-crossed him, handing the reins of the heist to Cipher (Charlize Theron), who wants all the power for herself.

As a result, on the ground, Jakob teams up with his brother and they take down Cipher on the ground, while Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) tries desperately to stop the upload.

In the end, there is only one thing for it, and Tej and Roman crash through the satellite to disarm it, stopping the upload from giving Cipher any power.

While their Pontiac Fiero may be smashed to pieces, they can float around in their EMUs until they are found by a space station, which brings them in and returns them to Earth.

At the family BBQ, the pair joke about how no one will believe they actually went to space, and how terrible their food was while they waited for rescue.

Given the sky is clearly not a limit for this franchise, it begs the question of how far the family could really go in the finale movies.

Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson in F9
Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson in Fast and Furious 9. Their characters Tej and Roman have to go to space to help save the day. Universal