Dominic Toretto and his band of merry men and women are back behind the wheel for The Fate of the Furious, but there’s trouble in car town! It seems Dom has gone rogue, and it’s up this
friends family to set him straight. Cue the vroom sounds!
Let me level with you: I am not as big of a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise as many others seem to be. I consider them, at best, to be marginally entertaining fluff. But, I have to admit I’m pretty damn excited for The Fate of the Furious, or Fast 8 or F8 or whatever the hell you want to call it. Mostly because as ridiculous and over-the-top as the other films in this series have been, The Fate of the Furious seems to be cranking things up to the nth degree — there’s a friggin’ submarine in this thing!
Throw in Charlize Theron as a new villain who has her sights and awkward kisses set on on Dom, hint at more Kurt Russell and feature some more of The Rock beating the crap out of Jason Statham, and I’m all-in. What remains to be seen is how the series handles its first full-fledged entry without the late Paul Walker, who tragically died while shooting Fast 7 and had to have his scenes finished via stand-ins (mostly Walker’s brothers) and CGI trickery. Walker’s character Brian was allowed to ride off into the sunset, literally, at the end of the previous movie.
There’s a new The Fate of the Furious trailer to get you revved up today, and you can check it out below. The Fate of the Furious, directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren(!) opens April 14, 2017.
Now that Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom back into a world of crime that he can’t seem to escape, the crew will face trials that will test them as never before.