Vin Diesel Reveals Cardi B Will Return In Fast & Furious 10

F9 star Vin Diesel is promising Fast & Furious franchise fans that Cardi B will be returning in Fast & Furious 10. Cardi B's appearance in F9 has been known since the rap star posted photos and videos from the set during production - but her level of involvement in the franchise has remained somewhat unclear. So, if fans have been wondering if Cardi B was truly becoming a part of the Fast Saga family, or just dropping by for a cameo appearance, Diesel makes it clear that she is definitely gang-gang. As Diesel jokingly points out, Cardi B just made the cut!

"We are very much excited to evolve [Cardi's] character and to expand it to the finale," Diesel told ET Online. "She made it just in time. She came in Fast 9 just in time."

In F9, Cardi B will portray "Leysa," who is described as "a woman who shares history with Dom." Cardi has described her as "powerful," saying Leysa is "that b**ch!": "I like the fact that I'm representing such a powerful, strong woman."

Vin Diesel Confirms Cardi B Fast Furious 10
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Set photos and videos seemed to suggest that Cardi will definitely get in on the action the Fast & Furious franchise is known for, which will be a very different look for her. The role is also one that's already been set for rapid expansion in the franchise; as director Justin Lin revealed, Cardi B's Leysa is someone who's been operating in the Fast & Furious Universe all along:

"I love Cardi, you know? I mean, it's amazing she showed up and within a minute she's part of the family, right?" Lin says. "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."

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While Cardi may have just two films in the main Fast & Furious franchise, the series has multiple spinoff branches for her to appear in. There's still buzz about a possible female-led Fast & Furious movie: Cardi B is just one more big-name star that the spinoff project could now utilize. There's also the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff, which dips a bit more into the cops-and-crooks side of the universe. Cardi's Leysa could definitely appear in that franchise, as well.

F9 will hit theaters on Friday, June 25th.