Next spring, blockbuster summer kicks off early again thanks to the arrival of Fast and Furious 8. Actually, the movie is now officially titled The Fate of the Furious, a new title scheme going right along with the unpredictable insanity that this franchise has come to deliver in recent years. What began as a franchise about street-racing and undercover cops has turned into a blockbuster sensation with unbelievable heists, incredible action, bitter rivalries and a close bond of family. However, that last part is about to be shake to its very core.
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This weekend will bring another blockbuster trailer debut, this time for the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. It’s hard to believe that we’ve come this far with Vin Diesel and the rest of the crew, but here we are. So far we’ve been calling the film Fast 8, but the movie has just gotten a brand new title, and it’s both kinda silly, but still pretty cool. The sequel will be called The Fate of the Furious, but sadly not The F8 of the Furious.
In addition to the new title announcement, the first footage from the sequel has just debuted online before the full trailer arrives sometime on Sunday. It has all the insane action you’d expect, but this time in Cuba and the bitter cold of Iceland. Some of this action looks like Mad Max: Fury Road on ice, and that’s just awesome.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
While making the promotional rounds for Furious 7 back in 2015, Vin Diesel started saying some pretty nutty stuff about how the latest entry in the Fast and Furious series deserved to get a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. And while the seventh entry in this increasingly insane action series ended up being a critical success and a box office smash, it was left high and dry during awards season…which surely surprised no one except Diesel.
It’s hard to tell how much of his Fast and Furious Oscar talk was just Diesel trying to snag some easy headlines or it was just him being an endearing and earnest oddball (his Facebook page certainly suggests the latter). But whatever the case, he’s breaking out some similar chatter for the upcoming Fast 8.
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Back in August, production wrapped on Fast 8, the next sequel in the surprisingly long-running Fast & Furious franchise. The official page for the film series announced the end of production and teased the arrival of the first trailer in December. Now Vin Diesel has taken to his Facebook page with a more specific update featuring an image of himself with a sequel and an exact date for the trailer’s release.
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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Michelle Rodriguez talks about Fast 8 and Paul Walker’s death.
- Director David F. Sandberg teases Annabelle 2.
- Taron Egerton has finished filming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
- New covers for the that Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York crossover are revealed.
- Rob Lowe joins the cast of Super Troopers 2.
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Dwayne Johnson was revealed to be the highest paid actor in Hollywood today, making $64.5 million a year. However, more people are still interested in the feud that was revealed to be taking place between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8.
For those who don’t know, not long before production wrapped on the sequel, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to call some of his male co-stars “candy-asses” who don’t conduct themselves professionally. Not long after, it was revealed that Vin Diesel was the more specific subject of this post because he was delaying shooting just so he could chill out in his trailer. Since then, details about the tension on set having to be regulated by Universal executive vice president Mark Sourian have made this feud quite a fascinating topic of conversation.
However, it turns out that this feud may all just be some kind of promotional stunt leading to an eventual confrontation at WrestleMania 33 next spring, which happens just before Fast 8 hits theaters. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Fast 8 has wrapped filming and promises a trailer this winter. One cast member who is still in flux is Jordana Brewster, who plays Mia Toretto. She has not been included in any of the photos released from the set, and Brewster herself was unsure whether or not she would appear in the film, or at least was playing up the doubt in the press. Brewster stars on the Fox TV series Lethal Weapon so I spoke to her at the Fox Television Critics Association party.
“I’m not really sure what’s happening with my role,” Brewster said when I asked if she’d wrapped Fast 8. A logical question as she was gearing up to do weekly episodes of Lethal Weapon. Read More »
While Fast 8 has been in production over the past few months, we’ve been treated to plenty of cool glimpses behind the scenes featuring director F. Gary Gray and the ensemble cast hard at work, not to mention some of the awesome vehicles we’ll see racing around. However, all those updates will soon be far less abundant as production is close to finishing.
This past Friday was the last #FastFriday post from the official Facebook page for the Fast and Furious franchise. Surely that will disappoint some fans, but the good news is they delivered that new photo of the cast up top, and they told us when we can expect to see the first Fast 8 trailer arrive. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while. Find out when you’ll get your tease of the 2017 sequel after the jump. Read More »
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- The first image and poster from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter arrive.
- Dwayne Johnson gets really serious about a soccer game in Fast 8.
- Check out a redesigned Autobot from Transformers: The Last Knight.
- Alien: Covenant releases a tiny piece of new footage.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
If there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on right now, it’s that 2016 has been the freaking worst. But even now, there are occasional reminders that this world isn’t a completely terrible place. Earlier this year, Helen Mirren‘s dearest wish came true when she was finally cast in a Fast and Furious movie — and today, she’s even got a photo to show for it. Click through to see Mirren cozying up to Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8. Read More »