Spoilers follow for The Fast and the Furious franchise and especially for The Fate of the Furious.
Fast and Furious franchise has been around for 16 years, a fact celebrated by the release of F. Gary Gray‘s The Fate of the Furious. After nearly $1.3 billion from the domestic box office and almost $4 billion worldwide, and with three more films on Universal Picture’s schedule, it shows no signs of slowing down. And yet with seven movies and counting, it’s difficult to keep track of the myriad characters who have come and gone over the years. The core crew has stayed more or less the same, albeit with some heartbreaking losses and surprising additions, so we’ve put a guide together that will get you caught up with the story so far.
This cast and character guide aims to hit the major players and remind fans where they started, how they’ve evolved, and where they are now. Sadly, this means we won’t be revisiting one-film wonders like Leon and Jesse, Suki, or Fenix Calderon in detail. However, we now know all about Charlize Theron’s bad-ass villain and Helen Mirren’s mysterious character in the eighth installment, so you can find out more on them below. This guide is for the tried and true on Dom’s Crew, and the occasional characters who cross their path. Let’s get it in gear!
Here’s the official synopsis for The Fate of the Furious:
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the 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.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.