With franchise fans wanting to get any news on what ‘Fast and Furious 8‘ is supposed to bring, the word comes straight from F. Gary Gray, who has been zeroed in to take the seat of the director for this instalment.

In his recent interview with Collider, it appeared that Gray will be drawing inspiration from J.J. Abrams’ work on movies like “Star Trek,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Gray revealed his desire to bring something different to the franchise by teaming up great set pieces with better performances and a storyline to match.

Gray shared, “When you look at someone like J.J. Abrams who gives you the spectacle and great action set pieces but also gives you character and plotting and narrative, I think it’s my job—and my intention—to do both. You amp up everything, you work on the performances, you work on the story, you work on the action; it’s just not one thing. Hopefully I bring more to it, that’s part of the point is to bring something different to the franchise while still satisfying what the fans want.” As rightly noted by ScreenRant, the Furious 7 definitely took the action set pieces to a limit and anything beyond that would definitely put fans off.

So, on a good note it looks like the ‘Fast and Furious 8’ team will be going all out to ensure that franchise loyalists don’t feel like it is all a repeat of what they have already seen in previous installments. While doing this, they will also be maintaining the essence of the franchise that fans have come to love. Gray dropped a few hints on that front, he revealed, “I’m probably not at liberty to go too far into detail. All I have to say is I’m extremely excited about the direction we’re going in, and we’re really pushing to make sure the audience feels like it’s not more of the same. They feel like it’s fresh, they feel like the characters they’ve come to know and love are there, but this is gonna be different, and that’s probably the most I can give you right now.”

Well, the anticipation and excitement for the arrival of ‘Fast and Furious 8‘ definitely amped up another notch.