Given the Herculean success the Fast and Furious 7 achieved -- an eighth installment to the series was always on the cards. With due consideration to Paul Walker's unfortunate demise,it is now up to the rest of the team to carry out the good work.
But will Vin Diesel be able to keep his family together in absence of Paul aka Brian O'Conner ? Will it be a tribute to the late Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner), who was an important part of Dominic Toretto's family?
Read these 8 things you must know about Fast 8
1. The First Official Trailer Drops On December 11
According to Vin Diesel, the first official trailer for the eighth installment of Fast and Furious 8 will be released on December 11th, 2016.
2. F Gary Gray Helming The Direction
After rumours like Vin Diesel himself directing the Fast 8 movie, it is now confirmed that the renowned director and film-maker of Straight Outta Compton fame, will be helming the direction of Fast 8.
3. Be Thrilled For The Locations
Fast and Furious has always been admired for its locations. After drifting in the heart of Tokyo, drag racing in Brazil, jumping buildings around Abu Dhabi, and destroying L.A. streets, Dominic Toretto and his team now come to places like the New York City, Cuba and Iceland to set the tracks on fire in Fast 8.
4. Inspired By Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Fast 8 Director, F Gary Gray made it all clear that he has been highly inspired by the style of JJ Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And he is going to implement all that in the Fast and Furious 8.
5. Who All Are Featuring In The Movie?
Well, this is going to excite the Fast and Furious fans. As Dominic Toretto has always said, it is his family. Most of the members will be back, which includes Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty 'Ortiz' Toretto, Ludacris as Tej Parker, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, and Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody.
With that, newcomers like - Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren will also feature in the upcoming series.
6. When Is The Movie Going To Release ?
According to the reports, the eighth installment of Fast and Furious movies is slated to release worldwide on April 14, 2017.
7. More Villains To Show Up
The bad brothers Owen and Deckard Shaw are not what Dominic Toretto and his team have to deal with this time. There are more villains to show up, thanks to Charlize Theron, who will be portraying the character of Cipher.A She will prove hazardous for the good guys in the movie. The list absolutely does not end here.
8. Lucas Black To Play Larger Part
Remember that cowboy guy from Tokyo Drift? He had also appeared for a cameo in the later stage of the series in Fast 7. Well, now when Brian O'Conner won't be there by Toretto's side, Lucas Black aka Sean Boswell will be Toretto's go-to man in Fast 8.
And that apart, Lucas Black has some old business to sort with Deckard Shaw regarding Han. He will be definitely looking for revenge.