The first trailer for the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, has arrived from Universal Pictures. The movie finds Vin Diesel‘s Dom and his crew facing off against Jason Statham‘s returning villain and Charlize Theron as a brand new adversary, with director F. Gary Gray orchestrating all the bombast.
First of all, if you thought that parachuting cars out of a plane or leaping through three high rises in a row in Abu Dhabi was as insane as the franchise could go, you have not been paying attention. The new trailer shows an incredible amount of new car stunts, as well as a submarine getting in on the action. Tanks! Subs! A prison riot! The Rock telling Jason Statham that he will beat him like a Cherokee drum!
At the heart of this franchise, though, is one thing that is so oft repeated in the movies and by the cast themselves: family. In The Fate of the Furious, that is all called into question as Dom is seduced to the dark side. But why? Dom’s turn from fam to outlaw is an interesting new dynamic, and the movie looks like it will be keeping the emotional stakes high while still remaining committed to blowing shit up. Gorgeous cars abound, as do explosions and many physics-defying acts of vehicular wizardry. It is everything we could hope for.
Watch the first Fate of the Furious trailer below. The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, and Helen Mirren. The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters on April 14, 2017.
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