You were probably asking yourself before seeing this trailer: Can the Fast and the Furious movies get any bigger? The answer, as proved in this first trailer for the eight film in the series, The Fate and the Furious, is a resounding “Ah, hell yes!” Come the spring, the film formally known as Fast 8 will open in theatres everywhere with the hopes that the billion dollar franchise, once the street racing pastiche of Point Break, will keep rolling in the green as it goes further into James Bond-like globetrotting and espionage. Beware though, because this chapter will see your favourite criminal with a heart of gold go bad.
As implied in the teaser released for Fate on Friday, the team will go up against their greatest adversary yet in this latest chapter of the series: Dominic Toretto himself. Dom goes bad and seemingly betrays his family, but what role does the villainous cyber-criminal Cipher (franchise newcomer Charlize Theron) have to do with Dom’s sudden treachery, and has Dom really gone bad, or is there a larger game afoot? The most interesting part of the trailer though may be the new strange bedfellows made in the wake of Dom’s going bad, as the team must join forces with former enemy Deckard Shaw to take Dom and Cipher down. Shall we enjoy the new trailer now?
Vin Diesel returns to lead Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Dwayne Johnson through this new adventure. Furious 7 co-stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, and Kurt Russell also return, and they’ll be joined by new characters played by Scott Eastwood and Game of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju, along with Theron’s villain and another mysterious character played by Helen Mirren, which you know is going to be awesome because they didn’t reveal anything Mirren-related in this trailer. F. Gary Gray, director of Straight Outta Compton and The Italian Job, is calling the shots on this latest entry.
The Fate of the Furious will be in theatres everywhere on April 14, 2017.