Time to rev up those engines! During an event in Times Square, being live-streamed on Facebook, the cast of the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious saga, The Fate of the Furious, debuted the first trailer for the film. Check it out below:
Earlier today, a brand new poster for the movie also hit the web, which features Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs parting ways under a tagline that reads: “Family No More.” See the poster here:
The trailer is appropriately ridiculous for a Fast & Furious film, teasing a Dominic Toretto who’s turned to the dark side, an insane prison fight scene and a submarine tearing up ice, but also showing off the film’s massive, global scale.
The 2013 death of former series star Paul Walker still clearly looms over the franchise, with Diesel claiming numerous times in the past that while Furious 7, which ended with a beautiful tribute to his longtime screen partner, was for Paul, “8 is from Paul.” The Fate of the Furious will be the first film in the franchise without Walker’s Brian O’Conner since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Furious 7 broke a number of box office records at the time of its release, and while it’s unlikely that Fate will reach the $1.5 billion worldwide total of that film, it surely will be a success in its own right. However, the Fast & Furious series is one of the rare franchises where each subsequent film (starting from Tokyo Drift) has earned more than its predecessor in box office returns, so you never know what Fate will bring home for Universal.
The Fate of the Furious features an all-star cast, including returning actors Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Lucas Black, and newcomers Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood and Kristofer Hivju. Chris Morgan, who has penned every film in the series since Tokyo Drift, is once again on scripting duties, and F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is succeeding Furious 7‘s James Wan as director. The film will drive into theaters on April 14, 2017.
Fast & Furious 9 and Fast & Furious 10 are already set to be released on April 19, 2019 and April 2, 2021, respectively.