The eight installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise was announced in April this year and there was no declaration what the movie would be called. The last Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards was one of the best podiums Vin Diesel certainly considered where he paid tribute to his late friend and “Furious” partner, Paul Walker and finally disclosed the name. Read the news if you are a real fan of “Fast and Furious.”
Some taglines like “Axels of Fury,” “Wheels of Mercy” and “Vengeance dashboard” were earlier given. However, the alteration was perhaps a double standard that ended up with confusion to the fans of “Fast and Furious” franchise. However, Diesel must have felt the curiosity among the fans that led him to finally declare the name “Fast 8” for the eight installments of “Fast and Furious” franchise.
Walker’s 16-year old daughter Meadow Walker was also present in the award ceremony. Diesel, who had become her godfather after Walker’s death in a single vehicle collision in Nov. 2013, also thanked the teenage girl for inspiring them throughout the production process.
“Since this is a Teen Choice Awards, you beautiful teens, there is one teen in the audience that is a part of the family that kept us going. It’s Paul Walker’s family—his brother, his parents—that kept us encouraged when we were filming ‘Furious 7,’ but there’s one very, very special teen here and her name is Meadow Walker,” Diesel said, as reported by MTV News.
Fans who are eagerly waiting for “Fast and Furious 8” (or now it can be called “Fast 8”) must be glad to know that the government agent, Mr. Nobody. He worked with Diesel’s character Dom Toretto in “Furious 7,” will once be seen in the eighth installation. Diesel recently posted a photograph of himself with Kurt Russell (the actor who played Mr. Nobody) with a caption “Toretto Tuesday” to confirm his comeback. Conversely, Russell also hinted the return of his “plausible” character in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
“Fast 8” is slated to hit the big screens on Apr. 14, 2017.
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