Fast 8 trailer arriving in December
I’ve made it no secret I’m a huge fan of the Fast and Furious franchise. But I’m a little worried about Fast 8. The series is at its biggest crossroads now. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson had a minor/major tiff that probably had something to do with shouldering more responsibility in moving the franchise forward after Paul Walker’s death. We’ll get our first idea if the series stays in top gear with the debut of the Fast 8 trailer in December.
What we do know so far is Charlize Theron will be playing new villain Cipher. Theron’s The Italian Job co-star Jason Statham is back as Deckard Shaw. And F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is reuniting with his Italian Job stars to direct the eighth installment. I’m still serious about the next film just about all out with an Italian Job/Fast and Furious mash-up and bringing in Mark Wahlberg, Mos Def and Seth Green too.
The main team of Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Johnson will be back. Kurt Russell returns as Mr. Nobody. Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad) and Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) are joining the cast.
Eva Mendes is rumored to reprise her role from 2 Fast 2 Furious as federal agent Monica Fuentes. Series alumn Jordana Brewster and Lucas Black are also listed as part of the cast although their involvement seems less certain.
Fast 8 is set to roll to theaters April 14, 2017. Hopefully the Fast 8 trailer gets the job done in terms of selling fans that the franchise is still going strong.
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