Fast 8 is now The Fate of the Furious, brilliantly, and the first full trailer gives us our first good look at what the Fast and Furious series’ post-Paul Walker existence is going to look like. There is also a showdown involving snowmobiles and tanks on ice, which explains the equally great Japanese title Wild Speed: Ice Break.
The first Fate of the Furious poster was revealed earlier today, too, playing up the notion that all is not well between The Rock and Vin Diesel. From the trailer, it looks like Diesel’s Dom has turned his back on his crew.
It seems likely that Dom and Hobbs will be reprising their showdown from Fast Five, then, which remains the best movie in the series that isn’t a spinoff set in Tokyo. It seems equally likely that street racer Dom will inexplicably continue to hold his own against a legendary DSS agent eight times his size. But we shall see.
The Fate of the Furious also sees Charlize Theron make her series debut as the villainous Cipher, while returning cast members include Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Elsa Pataky, and Nathalie Emmanuel. The movie is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job) and opens April 14th.