There's a new villain in town for Fate of the Furious, but it just so turns out that it's none other than Dominic Toretto, the foundation upon which the rest of the Furious family is built. Taking down someone like Dom will require for the rest of the squad to pull out some new tricks, and one of those includes looking to an unlikely source for help.
That source? It's Fast and the Furious 7's main villain, Deckard Shaw. You might think they'd be opposed to working with someone like that, and you'd be right. Some might question how the team is able to do this, especially since he killed one of their own in Han Lue (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift). Producer Neal Moritz recently told CinemaBlend that this is a mystery they will be addressing over time.
"We have always talked about the fact that every one of these guys in our movies has a code. What has always been able to bring them together is that they all have the same code. They have all been on different sides, against each other, but they understand each other because it's all family first. And Statham was doing that. So, yes - and that's something that we will probably explore in future films - but yes I do understand why people have questioned that. But that's something we're going to deal with in the future."
Deckard Shaw killed Han Lue in part to get back at Dom. That's because in Fast and Furious 6 Dom's crew took down Owen Shaw, Deckard's brother, and that might fall into that "code" territory that Moritz was referring to.
Fate of the Furious currently enjoys a 3.65 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. You can view the official synopsis below.
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.
The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters April 14, 2017.