We Fast & Furious fans have been a bit spoiled with on-set updates from the cast of the F. Gary Gray helmed eighth installment of the franchise. We’ve had the regular “Fast Friday” updates from official accounts, countless social media posts from the cast, and most recently some prime beef courtesy of Dwayne Johnson‘s Instagram rant against a candy ass co-star (though he’s since cooled on the matter). But that well is about to run dry.
Fast and Furious 8 is wrapping up its final days of production, and on the event of the final Fast Friday, we got a big, happy family cast photo and sign-off letter, along with an announcement on when the first trailer will drop. If you were hoping it would be soon, bad news: the folks at Fast & Furious want to help you celebrate the holiday season a quarter mile at a time, and the first Fast & Furious 8 trailer will drop in December.
Here’s the full announcement from the Fast & Furious Facebook.
For our final #FastFridays post, all of us in the Fast Family wanted to thank you for coming on the ride with us during this epic production.
We began in Cuba, visited Iceland, New York and Atlanta, and as we head into our final few days of shooting, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who have worked so hard over the past 100 days to bring you a movie that is going to be another incredible installment of our saga. Everything we do comes from our shared passion to bring you the very best.
Thank you Vin, who has been at the wheel since this journey began, first as star and then as producer…
And thanks to all of the cast of the eighth Fast:
Michelle, who’s also been with us from the start…
Those who’ve joined our family along the way: Tyrese and Chris from Miami in our second film; Dwayne and Elsa, who came on board in Rio in movie five; Jason, Nathalie and Kurt from last time around; and our newest members Charlize, Scott, Kristofer and Helen…
And our brother who continues to inspire us all, Paul.
We extend our gratitude to our new director F. Gary Gray, producers Neal Moritz and One Race Films, writer Chris Morgan, and the hundreds of awesome, dedicated crew members who worked their asses off.
All of us take our work on Fast & Furious seriously, and we seriously intend to wow the world again. We’ll be back in December with your first look at what we’ve created for you.
— Your Fast Family
Fast 8 is set to arrive in theaters on April 14, 2017.