The Fast And Furious franchise is known for ramping up the stakes and the action with each passing movie. That includes more stars, more crazy set pieces, and of course, more cars. It also means new twists, and the eighth film, recently revealed to be titled The Fate Of The Furious, might include the biggest twist in the franchise yet: They made the main character the bad guy.
That’s right, Vin Diesel’s iconic character, Dominic Toretto, begins the trailer by turning on his family and crew. He’s working with new villain, Cipher (Charlize Theron), under what might be brainwashing or some other form of control. Either way, it’s bad news for the rest of the crew. He even kisses Cipher in front of wife and partner in action, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). In another twist, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) winds up in jail and ends up striking a deal to work with Furious 7 bad guy, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), in order to bring Dom down. What follows is a whole bunch of mayhem, including explosions, grappling hooks, driving on frozen lakes, and a submarine getting into the mix. Check it out for yourself:
F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton) takes over directing duties this time around. Many familiar faces are also present, including Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tyrese Gibson, and Kurt Russell. Of course, this is the first film in the franchise filmed entirely after Paul Walker’s tragic death in 2013.
Strap into your seat belts, The Fate Of The Furious drives into theaters on April 14, 2017.