‘The Fate of the Furious’ Trailer: Vin Diesel Goes Bad, Cars are Destroyed

Image via Universal Pictures
Image via Universal Pictures

Check out the very first trailer for the eighth Fast & Furious film, titled, that’s right, The Fate of the Furious.

Our first big look at the upcoming film in the hugely successful franchise offers up action galore, with vehicular mayhem, fistcuffs and destruction thrust forth almost every second. We’re also given much more of the plot, which will have Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) turning his back on his team and going head to head with Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), although we can only assume there’s a good reason why.

That is-it-fun-or-just-plain-bad title aside, the footage looks decidedly insane, appropriately ramping up the ambitious action and cheezy bravado in a franchise that has gone from strength to strength since it stopped taking itself too seriously and decided to just run with the craziness. There’s a ton to enjoy in the first trailer, and it certainly bodes well for another fun outing.

The Fate of the Furious, also starring Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood and Kurt Russell, arrives in Australia on April 12 and opens in the US on April 14, 2017.

Official rundown for The Fate of the Furious:

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: 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.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.