At the time of “Furious 7,” Universal Pictures has plans to turn the film into a new trilogy in the “Fast & Furious” franchise. James Wan, who directed the “Furious 7” wanted the end of the film that would lead to the new movie. However, things did not pan out the way everyone wanted. Read on for more details.
With Paul Walker’s tragic death in 2013, Universal Pictures had to rethink their plans for the next movie. At the time of “Furious 7” premiere, Vin Diesel promised to all the fans that the team would soon be heading for “Furious 8.”
Universal Pictures is all set to make “Fast and Furious 8” while trying hard to fill Walker’s absence. According to the recent reports, studio and the crew want to fill the void left by Walker’s character by some reputable stars from the entertainment world. Stars like Ruby Rose, Helen Mirren, and Angelina Jolie are the few whose names are surfacing on the internet today.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “Fast & Furious” star, Michele Rodriguez expressed her desire that the next film in the franchise should have a powerful female presence. In the interview when she was asked, whom she think can star in the film, the 37-years-old American actress said that she would love to have “Tom Raider” in the film.
“AngelinaJolie, that would be sexy. That would be cool,” Rodriguez added.
Meanwhile, there had been many names for the title rotating around the internet. Earlier it was believed that the next movie in the franchise would be named as “F8,” which Diesel alluded in all of his previous interviews.
“F8” that sounds like ‘fate,’ would have been unique and perfect for the franchise whose previous action-thriller installments had all charted the blockbusters. Fans even were speculating that the next film would be “Fast 8,” as the movie is coming so soon and in respect to the previous films, there are also speculations that film can be called as “Furious 8,” reported Master Herald.
There are several exciting things happening with the “Fast and Furious 8,” stay tuned for more great updates. The expected release date of the film is Apr. 14, 2017.