Now that we have seen the first official Fast 8 trailer, it’s time to ask the franchise the same old question: Are we going to see a Fast 9? Since Paul Walker’s death in 2013 while filming the seventh installment of the series, there have been rumors that the upcoming movie will signal the end of the franchise.
Luckily, we got to see the eight installment, which was aptly titled Fate of the Furious. Along with the franchise’s original cast Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell will also reprise his roles. Add the sexy Charlize Theron to the mix, and we’ve got ourselves a blockbuster in the making.
What the Fast 8 trailer revealed?
Aside from Theron, Helen Mirren, and Scott Eastwood will also join the star-studded cast. The story goes like this: Dom (Diesel) and Letty (Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon while Brian (Walker’s role) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) are hinted to have retired from the business. The rest of the crew have been exonerated.
But while they are finally enjoying a pretty normal life, a mysterious woman (Theron) appears and seduces Dom to the world of crime once again. He won’t be able to escape from the pull of the crime world, and the crew had to come together to face their biggest test yet.
This eighth installment is directed by F. Gary Gray, the mastermind behind Straight Outta Compton and Friday. Those films may be different from the Fast and the Furious franchise, but remember that Gray also made 2003’s The Italian Job that starred Mark Wahlberg. He is no stranger to cars and action.
Will we ever see a Fast 9?
In February this year, Diesel confirmed that Universal’s second most successful franchise will have 10 movies in all. Through his Instagram account, the actor announced the release dates of the next three films- April 14, 2017 for Fast 8, April 19, 2019 for Fast 9, and April 2, 2021 for Fast 10.
According to Deadline, Diesel explained that Fast 8 will form the first part of a trilogy that will conclude with Fast 10. It will be done to honor the memory of Walker. That’s very touching of the whole crew, who always said they treat each other like family.
The money is good, too. With the release of the Fast 8 trailer, Diesel is set to be millions richer. The last installment, Furious 7 made $1.5 billion worldwide.
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