It should probably come as no surprise that the sequel to Furious 7 seemed to go into production almost immediately after the movie hit theaters. The fast-paced 2015 action film set box-office records around the world on its way to becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide — and the highest-grossing installment of the Fast and Furious franchise by a massive margin.
Scheduled to hit theaters on April 14, The Fate of the Furious is helmed by Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. The film’s cast includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, and the majority of the other core players from earlier installments, as well as big-name newcomers Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Scott Eastwood. Set to pit franchise protagonist Dominic Toretto (Diesel) against the friends and family he’s protected throughout the franchise, The Fate of the Furious introduces a new threat to everything the crew holds dear.
Here’s everything we know about The Fate of the Furious so far.
Have flames, will travel
Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise know that it takes a lot to slow the series’ characters down, and a clip released by the studio in mid-March proves that even a raging fire can’t stop Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto in The Fate of the Furious.
Posted by IGN, the clip features Diesel’s character engaging in a street race through the narrow avenues of Havana, Cuba, only to end up piloting a flaming rocket on wheels after a run-in with one of his competitor’s allies.