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The first trailer for the eighth “Fast and Furious” is out now, and it turns the tables on everything we know about the series.
The latest entry in the car-heavy action franchise announced its official title on Friday: “The Fate of the Furious.” Universal also released the first teaser for the film (You can watch it above).
In the film, Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are on their honeymoon and the rest of the crew has been exonerated. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into a world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
So now we have Vin Diesel, the godfather of “Fast and Furious,” taking on the role of villain. And we also have an actual wrecking ball taking out a bunch of enemy cars, Vin punching the door off his own car, and the heroes — in cars — being chased by a submarine. It’s almost too much to comprehend. But no complaints here.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Jason Statham will all reprise their roles from the previous films. Helen Mirren and “Game of Thrones” actor Kristofer Hivju are also joining the franchise alongside Theron.
The high-octane sequel is being directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”) and produced by Diesel, Neal Moritz of Original Film and Michael Fottrell. Screenwriter Chris Morgan will serve as an executive producer.
“The Fate of the Furious,” a.k.a. “Fast and Furious 8,” opens in theaters on April 14, 2017.