Several updates about the upcoming Vin Diesel headliner, “Fast and Furious 8,” have already started to circulate online.
Photos and information about where cast and crew are filming their explosive car-chasing sequences have been disclosed as well, making fans more excited about the eighth installment. Previous rumors have already noted that although the movie will still revolve around the same characters, there will be notable differences as director F. Gary Gray aims to make the new flick unique from its predecessors.
Reports have also confirmed that the regular cast comprised of Vin Diesel (Dom), Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty ‘Ortiz’ Toretto), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) and Ludacris (Tej Parker) are returning. On the other hand, newcomers Kurt Russell (Mr. Nobody) and Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw) from “Furious 7” will also reprise their roles. The new additions to the cast list Scott Eastwood and “Mad Max: Fury Road” star Charlize Theron.
Meanwhile, rumors are also abuzz about a possible “Fast and Furious” spinoff movie centering on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character. According to a Kpopstarz report, a consulting producer of the franchise has already confirmed that an initial pitch for the said project has been made.
“I’ve been in the mix with Chris Morgan, the writer, really dialing in the Hobbs character, which is one of our all-time favorite characters,” Garcia revealed to Comic Book. “We all are interested in it.”
“I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see,” he continued. “I still think for me personally, we’ve created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input.”
“Fast and Furious 8” is slated to hit the big screens on April 14, 2017. The upcoming movie is the first in the new “Fast and Furious” trilogy.