In just a few day, The Fate of the Furious speeds into theaters with more high-octane action. The film, the eighth in the franchise, is said to be the start of a new trilogy.
The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray says there’s definitely more to the story and “Fast 8” marks a shift in the franchise.
I think that when you watch the film, you understand that this is different, and hopefully it leaves you understanding that there’s more to the saga beyond eight. I definitely want people to kind of come in really focused on being entertained and stimulated and just entertained across the board with this film, but also to recognize that there’s somewhat of a shift in the franchise and the saga and that there’s more story left. And I think that there is, and you’ll see that when you watch this movie.
Confident that the films will continue, the ninth and tenth installments have already been scheduled for April 2019 and April 2021, respectively.
Do you think the franchise still has more room to run, or do you find the thought of more story in this physics-defying saga dubious?
The Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, Kristofer Hijvu, with Kurt Russel, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and 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 (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
The Fate of the Furious hits theaters this Friday, April 14.