After “Fast & Furious 7” turned out to be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time earlier this year, there is ought to be another installment lineup from the sage. With that being said, the much anticipated “Furious 8” has finally got its worldwide release date on April 14, 2017, as confirmed by Vin Diesel on the stage of CinemaCon, “It’s definitely happening!” on the basis of reports from Cinema Blend.
Since, there has been a lot of news and speculations about “Furious 8” just from the time “Fast & Furious 7” did hit the theaters, there are definitely tons of questions popping up in your mind. Let’s traverse deep and put down all information under one roof to find out what waits for us in the “Fast & Furious 8.”
“Furious 8” to kickoff “one last” trilogy of films
Of late, Vin Diesel took to his Facebook to unveil that ‘Furious 8’ will draw end lines to the saga and bring in a new trilogy which would eventually end the series with “Furious 10.” Whereby Vin added, “Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.”
While James Wan also confirmed that “Furious 7” end will lead to new stories, Vin Diesel also indicated that supreme badass Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody would act as a catalyst for events to come in “Fast and Furious 8,” adding new challenges to Dom’s team every time.
For quite some time, “Furious 8” was lacking a director, but finally after the much speculation and anticipation, F Gary Gray bested out other filmmakers for the movie.
After the smashing success of biopic “Straight Outta Compton” at the box office, it was officially declared that F Gray Gray would supersede James Wan, who is much interested in horror movies. Gray’s success and experience list count “A Man Apart,” “The Italian Job” and “The Negotiator.”
“Furious 8” Cast Reprise
To cope up with the void created by Paul Walker, “Fast and Furious 8” is coming up with some major cast , although a limited cast has yet been confirmed. But undoubtedly Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham would reprise their role, while Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ludacris are expected to return.
With Brian O’Çonner’s retreat, it is going to be difficult to place in Mia (Jordana Brewster), but then she might as well be introduced as a cameo whilst Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey now could be a whole time member of the group and Elena (Elsa Pataky) could eventually be Hobbs love engrossment.
There Could Be More of Eva Mendes
Now that the Fast and Furious series has got into a habit of reprising original cast, just as we saw Lucas Black’s presence in “Furious 7,” we might get to see Eva Mendes portraying, U.S. Customs Agent Monica Fuentes being brought to “Furious 8” as recent rumors suggest. As per reports, she might pair up with Hobbs and Dom to demolish a new villain in New York.
“Furious 8” Will Pay Tribute To Paul Walker
According to PEOPLE, Paul Walker’s costar Michelle Rodriguez after his tragic death in car crash in 2013 disclosed that memories and wishes of Walker would live in the “Furious 8.” Furthermore she added the forthcoming franchise will be “true to Paul’s wishes.” As per reports, apart from Rodriguez, Vin Diesel also stated that “Furious 7 was for Paul, 8 is from Paul.”
“Furious 8” To Be Set In New York
Vin Diesel has confirmed that “Furious 8” will head New York, explaining that the Mr. Nobody was hired for a story that follows to be placed in New York. The crew has previously traveled to everywhere from London to Dubai, while he also promisesd to return to South California to annex Big Apple.
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