Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise are certainly lucky. Not only are we eight (!) movies in, the franchise has arguably grown stronger in quality with each film, and the last film’s $US1.5 billion worldwide gross means the series is likely going to be around for a while to come.
The first trailer for The Fate of the Furious – we’re still on the fence with that title – has arrived, and it has offered up a surprising amount of footage. As expected, the action shown off was huge, but there were a few surprising plot elements, namely Dom’s (Vin Diesel) move to the dark side. There’s a lot to take in during the 3 minutes’ worth of footage, so we’ve decided to highlight some of our favourite moments.
- They came in like a wrecking ball. The Nicolas Cage-starring Gone in 60 Seconds had a similar moment, but the impact here is brutal. Random goon #73 gets it bad.
- Diesel takes out the Johnson. Geez, Dom. What’s up with that? It’s the equivalent of a vehicular sucker punch:
- Why hello, Cipher. Charlize Theron’s big bad is revealed. Dom’s under the influence of what appears to be one ice-cold villain, and we get a quick reminder of the family he’s turning his back on:
- Vehicular tug-o’-war can’t end well. Okay, we know Dom’s Dodge is powerful, but damn. Our hero-turned-bad guy (?) will not be taken down:
- Johnson and Statham are prison buddies. Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw are reunited, a prison break ensues, and, alas, their showdown is interrupted:
- Collateral damage. Goon #429 is one crazy dude. Need to clear the road? No probs:
- Diesel vs. Johnson. Hobbs is not a happy man. Dom, you better hope that shield holds:
- Hola, Cuba. Because hot girls, and oh that’s right, we should have a street race in here:
- Car door = shield & weapon. Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce has a pretty cool moment here, using a door as a shield and taking down a bad guy:
- It’s a freakin’ submarine. Yep, this scene is going to rock:
- On no he didn’t! Looks like Dom’s turn to bad has its perks, although Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty ‘Ortiz’ Toretto could have a different opinion on the matter:
Official rundown for The Fate of the Furious:
On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.
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.Â But when a mysterious woman (OscarÂ®Â 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 faceÂ 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.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and OscarÂ® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.