“Fast and furious” (“Fast & Furious” in its original language) will release its ninth film in May 2021 and will bring back Dominic, Letty, Mia, Roman, Tej, Ramsey and Han to face one of the least expected enemies: Jakob, the abandoned brother of the Torettos.
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According to the official synopsis of “F9”, “Dom has a quiet life off the radar, with Letty and her son, little Brian, but he knows danger always lurks in his new face. This time, that threat forces Toretto to confront the sins of his past to save those he loves the most. Your team comes together to stop a devastating conspiracy led by the most experienced assassin and the best performance driver you will ever meet: Dom’s abandoned brother, Jakob. “.
This new history seems to be inspired by other classics. Namely, the idea of a long-lost sibling suddenly reappearing in the protagonist’s life to cause chaos has been used countless times. In that line, he knows in the following list, ten films in which they reveal that the protagonist has an unknown brother.
FILMS THAT REVEAL THAT THE LEADING PLAYER HAS A SECRET BROTHER
10. Black Panther (2018)
While they are not brothers, it is hard to ignore this story that saw the King of Wakanda come to know a new threat to the throne; his cousin Killmonger. The rivalry between the two that formed was legendary, with Killmonger stealing the limelight every scene he was in.
The two had a series of brutal battles for the throne, but it was ultimately T’Challa who would rise to the challenge and continue his rule.
9. Fast And The Furious 9 (2021)
Of course, the inspiration behind this exploration is the reveal that Dom Toretto actually has a secret brother who will star in the next film, played by John Cena.
The two appear to be created as rivals, although if the franchise timeline is to be continued, it is likely that, like others, they will end up being allies in the next film. It remains to be seen what the problem really is between the two and why the brothers have just been revealed to the public.
8. Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)
The greatest danger to Austin Powers is, of course, the insane Dr. Evil. With his crazy plots and sinister but hilarious quotes, Dr. Evil has always been a thorn in Powers’ life. However, in a big twist it was revealed that they were both brothers.
Not that surprising considering the same actor, Mike Myers, plays both of them. Their relationship is complicated, with their conflict largely fueled by Dr. Evil’s obsession with world domination.
7. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
The comics have seen Thor have to deal with his brothers and he has so many. Loki is perhaps the most famous, but his alliance with Balder has also become quite iconic. For “Thor: Ragnarok” a new threat emerged from the past of the god of thunder; one you never knew.
Hela was as evil as Loki. Combining the magic of Frigga and Loki with the power of Odin and the strength of Thor, Hela was truly unstoppable. This secret sister finally saw the destruction of Asgard in a sequel that took the franchise to the next level.
6. Half Brothers (2020)
Half Brothers (Half Brothers, in Spanish) is an independent film that really is what the title suggests. When their father is dying, their children learn that they each have a half brother. They begin on a quest that their father has created for them, and little by little they learn more about each other.
They are from completely different worlds, but they are family. As the journey unfolds, they gain respect and acceptance for one another.
5. Star Wars: The Return Of The Jedi (1983)
Some of the biggest twists in the “Star Wars” franchise are based on family. The reveal that Luke’s father is Darth Vader was one of the most epic moments, though it shouldn’t overshadow the fact that Luke and Leia were finally confirmed to be twins.
Separated at birth for their own protection, Padme, their mother, died in childbirth and they remained at constant risk thanks to Darth Vader’s rise in the Empire. The “Star Wars” legacy is also based on the heroic moments of these brothers working together.
4. The Parent Trap (1998)
“The Parent Trap” shows us two twins who never knew the other existed, exchanging lives or trying to unite their family. In the movies, this has been done many times, but Lindsey Lohan’s version is still one that is fondly remembered.
With the actress playing both sisters, the plan was to try to make her parents fall in love with each other.
3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018)
The “Fantastic Animals” franchise began as a way to explore the hilarious adventures of Newt Scamander, a unique hero for the big screen. However, it very quickly evolved into the narrative surrounding the Wizarding War and the arrival of Grindelwald.
Its sequel made the shocking revelation that Dumbledore actually had a secret brother all along. Fans don’t really know if Aurelius Dumbledore is a true relative of Albus, but the initial reveal received a lot of criticism nonetheless.
2. Twins (1988)
The combination of Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins” is really brilliant, and it is even more so combining the comic premise that they are actually twin brothers.
The product of genetic experiments, these twins shouldn’t even know that the other exists, but they are reunited from two very different worlds. With Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) coming from a relatively normal upbringing, he is shocked to discover that his brother Vincent (Danny DeVito) is actually a petty criminal.
1. Halloween 2 (1981)
There’s nothing worse than being chased by Michael Myers in this Halloween-themed horror universe. Except maybe for being related to him. “Halloween II” showed audiences that Myers’ number one target was his own sister.
Laurie Strode is the main protagonist of the series and sadly shares this very personal connection with the masked killer. The reveal only adds to the tension of what could happen and raises the question of how this sibling relationship went so wrong.