Fast and Furious 8 Will Challenge The Notions Of Family and Trust
The Fast and Furious franchise is about to have its next installment release in the United States in a few days, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming film has reached a crescendo. Fast and Furious 8, which has been renamed as Fate of the Furious, will be the first installment in the series (after 2006’s Tokyo Drift) to be filmed without Paul Walker. Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, has been central to the series and Dom’s “family”, but the actor’s tragic demise in 2013 struck his fans hard.
There have been enough controversies about how Fast and Furious 8 will tackle the absence of Walker’s character. But considering the ending of the last film, perhaps Brian and Mia will be absent from the storyline altogether. However, there will be some great things to look forward to in the upcoming film. First things first, we are about to see some awesome new cast additions along with the returning actors.
Fast and Furious 8 Returning Cast
The Fast and Furious franchise returns to screens worldwide with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Tego Calderon. Jason Statham returns from Furious 7 as the brother of Owen Shaw, and Game of Thrones cast regular Nathalie Emmanuel will reprise her role as the hacker genius Ramsey.
Fast and Furious 8 New Cast Additions
The next film’s cast has expanded to include some of the most renowned actors in Hollywood today. To begin with, veteran actor Helen Mirren will make her debut in the franchise with Fast and Furious 8. She will essay the role of the Shaw brothers’ mother, Magdalene Shaw.
Multiple accolade winning actor Charlize Theron will be seen in the capacity of the new villain. Her character, Cipher, is perhaps the most dangerous and manipulative villain we have ever had the pleasure of watching in the history of the franchise. The other characters in the film describe her as the new face of terrorism, and from what we have seen in the trailers, she will threaten everything that Dom’s family has ever stood for.
There is another Game of Thrones favorite who is about to make his debut in the long running franchise- Kristofer Hivju. The Wildling leader will not play a character to root for in the upcoming film, however, as he will also be represented as an antagonist.
Fast and Furious 8 Trailer Highlights
Despite there not being much information about the story of Fast and Furious 8, the trailer has shown some intriguing highlights from the film. We see Dom’s family being torn apart by Charlize Theron’s Cipher, and Dom is forced to go against them. We even see him being forced to betray them as well, with his closest people and allies ending up in prison. The trailer shows Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw ready to go at each other’s throats, but the plot point indicates that the latter will end up becoming an invaluable ally to the gang. We can’t wait to see everyone team up and bring down Cipher.
Fast and Furious 8, or The Fate of the Furious, has already been released in Berlin. But it premieres on screens in the United States on April 14, 2017. Fans of the series are aware of how the team behind the franchise has always managed to escalate the craziness with each new entry, and the upcoming film will undoubtedly be the biggest we have ever seen in terms of excitement. The question is, however, will this be the very last time that the team will be coming together on screen?