Fate of the Furious races into theaters starting tonight, and in addition to the thrilling action sequences, fans will also see the beginnings of a new story arc for their favorite characters. That is if they can take down one of their own.
Fate of the Furious is the eighth entry in the successful franchise, but the team behind it has no plans of slowing down. Plans are already in place for a third trilogy of films, and Director F. Gary Gray says fans will be able to see that shift in Fate (via Heroic Hollywood).
"I think that when you watch the film, you understand that this is different, and hopefully it leaves you understanding that there's more to the saga beyond eight. I definitely want people to kind of come in really focused on being entertained and stimulated and just entertained across the board with this film, but also to recognize that there's somewhat of a shift in the franchise and the saga and that there's more story left. And I think that there is, and you'll see that when you watch this movie."
Fate of the Furious is currently sitting at a 3.66 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.