Fast and Furious 8 is happening! And Dwayne Johnson will be starring in it!
Fast and Furious 7 recently became such a box office success, that it broke every single record the previous movies had set and made it into number 7th in the list of the biggest and most successful movies from all across the world. Not only was it fantastic as an action movie, but it was also an iconic one for fans of the franchise, because it was the last project Paul Walker ever shot before he passed away.
Most fans of the Fast and Furious movies thought Furious 7 would be the last of them. However, as it turns out, Fast and Furious 8 is actually happening!
Earlier this year Vin Diesel made a surprising statement during the CinemaCon by announcing that there will be an 8th movie in the Fast and Furious installment. Furthermore, there is even an official date set for when Furious 8 will hit theaters worldwide and it’s the 14th of April 2017. During a recent press conference Dwayne Johnson was asked if he will be starring in the 8th installment of the franchise and he said he will reprise his role of Hobbs. He also shared that the producers have decided to release Fast and Furious 8 two years after the 7th movie so that the fans will have enough time to mourn the loss of Paul Walker, to distance themselves from the accident and to finally be ready to move on to the next movie.
Apart from Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Kurt Russell and Sean Boswell, who have all starred in some of the previous movies, might also return for Fast and Furious 8. We’ll just have to wait and see and in the meantime, keep our fingers crossed that Furious 8 will be even better than Furious 7.