The Fast and the Furious franchise have made it a habit of releasing hits after hits on the big screen. It always seemed like the trilogy will go on forever. However the tragic death of Paul Walker in 2013 made us all wonder if this meant the end of one of the most successful movie franchises, ever. Thankfully, Vin Diesel himself has come out and confirmed that even though Paul is gone, his legacy will live on and the trilogy shall continue.
This article lists ten interesting facts about the upcoming installment in the franchise Fast and Furious 8 or Fast 8
Interesting Facts About Fast and Furious 8
1) Release date:
Vin Diesel has given every fan of the franchise a huge reason to be excited, by confirming the release date of Fast and the furious: part 8. The movie will be released by late April in 2017. Production will start by mid-2016.
2) Set in the “Big Apple”
The latest installment is scheduled to be shot in the busy streets of New York. It’s interesting to see how the setting will play out considering the East coast is where it all began for Officer Brian and Dom Torreto.
3) Jason Statham will play lead villain again:
As confirmed, Jason Statham will be back as Deckard Shaw to go for another round with team Torreto. He’s probably going to bring even more destruction with him this time. Watch out, Dom!
4) Confirmed cast:
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Jonson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson have all been confirmed to return for Fast and Furious 8. The “family’ does seem incomplete with the obvious names missing, so it will be interesting to see how the movie copes.
5) Rumored Director:
Currently nothing is confirmed, but there has been a rumor spreading that the next director for the franchise will be the exciting F Gary Gary.
6) The brothers reunited?
Jason Statham is back in this one and he’ll cause even greater destruction if he teams up with his younger brother. That’s right! Rumors are circulating that the crippled younger brother might be back to give his older brother a helping hand. One is deadly enough, but both of them together would mean big trouble for Dom and his family.
7) Return of the drift King:
Lucas black, aka Sean Bowell, is also heavily expected to make a return to the franchise. Not just for a 2 minute cameo this time!
8) Mr. Nobody will have a bigger impact this time:
Kurt Russell’s Character will have a more important role in the upcoming installment. The fans would want nothing else but more stardom being added to the cast.
9) Paul walker’s legacy:
After helping out in the last movie, Cody walker is rumored to be in line to replace his brother in Fast and Furious 8. Happens or not, those are big boots to fill!
10) Helen Mirren wants in!
If an actor of Helen’s pedigree publicly says she would love to be a part of the franchise then Universal Studios need to make it happen. A Long shot but one can dream, right?