‘Fast and Furious 8’ Update: Vin Diesel Shares Details On First Meeting With Paul Walker; Jason Stathom To Be The Main Villian
“Fast and Furious” franchise is really empty without Paul Walker. He is most missed by none other than Vin Diesel, for they were brothers for life. In his appearance at “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Vin Diesel had a perfect response to “Fast and Furious 7” success.
When Jimmy Fallon asked Vin Diesel about the success and the huge box-office collection of “Fast and Furious 7,” Vin Diesel emotionally reverted with how this room [stage] was the first time he met with Paul Walker for “Fast and Furious” franchise and, how big the project has become now.
In response to “Fast and Furious 8,” officially called as “Fast 8,” Vin Diesel confirmed that the location this time around would be New York. They are bringing the franchise home again.
Vin Diesel also admitted that he gives a lot of importance to fans’ views. According to Diesel, Jason Stathom’s character Deckard Shaw is back because of fans only. Vin Diesel said response of 95 million fans on Facebook really matters and when he asked who they want to see as villain in “Fast 8,” fans asked for Jason Stathom, and Jason Stathom it is.
After arrest from Hobbs [Dwayne Johnson] in “Fast and Furious 7,” next move to escape from prison of Deckard Shaw [Jason Stathom], would be the sure thing fans will get to see in “Fast 8.”
“Fast and Furious 8” will have Toretto and crew being hunt down by Deckard Shaw who wants revenge of his older brother’s death.
In previous interview with People, Michelle Rodriguez confirmed that “Furious 8” will be back to “racing.” The 37-year-old actress said, “[Paul] wanted to bring it back down to the core, which is the racing. He was always complaining about the special effects and the blue screens.”
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