The Fast and Furious franchise has seen many title changes in the past, but there’s some things that remain consistent — fast cars and family. Universal has dropped the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious film franchise. F. Gary Gray takes over the director’s chair this time, taking the film to all new locations, and amping up the action with even more thrills. But our team won’t be pulling off heists, or stealing cars, or even getting revenge, they will be hunting one of their own when Dom (Vin Diesel) betrays the family.
It’s been a while since we’ve reported anything on Fast 8, which now officially goes by The Fast Of The Furious. The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise shows no signs of slowing down, even with the loss of the late Paul Walker. The franchise that has since become a global phenomenon, now with a brand new title to boot, and has announced that the first trailer for the sequel will hit the internet this Sunday.
In April of last year Helen Mirren made the unexpected statement that she wanted to star in the eighth Fast and Furious movie, and even do her own driving.
At the time Furious 7 hadn’t even been released yet and it wasn’t clear if there would even be a Fast and Furious 8, but Dame Helen Mirren hath spoken and the universe listens. Not only was Fast 8 (or whatever the hell they’re calling the next one—what sane human being can keep track at this point) confirmed to be on the way, but now Mirren has actually joined the cast.
Vin Diesel has really been working the Fast and Furious promotion machine as of late. The actor recently announced the release dates of Fast 8, Fast and Furious 9, and 10. But these films are only as good as their villain – and a few cheesy one-liners.
But of all the actors they have cast in the past, Universal appears to be making a surprise offer. According to a new report, the studio wants to add Charlize Theron to Fast 8 as its lead villain. More on the story below.