This year, the Fast & Furious franchise will be racing back into theaters with a brand-new installment. Vin Diesel and his crew will return in The Fate of the Furious alongside stars such as Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. The feature is a long-awaited one which fans have kept a close eye on, and the expectations for the eighth film are running high. With so much to cover, it wouldn't be too surprising for the film to get an extended runtime, but recent reports are now popping up which say The Fate of the Furious may be a long ride.
As reported by Polygon, a European site known as Cinemarx reportedly discovered the film's runtime. IMDB has since adopted the lengthy, 160-minute runtime for their own resources, but no official world has been given on the rumored reveal.
If the report is true, then fans should expect to watch a lot of Fast & Furious when the franchise makes its comeback. 160 minutes goes well over two hours and would make The Fate of the Furious the longest of its kind. The last Fast & Furious movie clocked in just over 2.15 hours while the sixth film hit just below that.
In recent years, films have seen their runtimes tick upwards, but no major blockbuster has reached a 2.4 hour length. The Revenant came close thanks to Martin Scorsese as the award-winning film ended at 2.35 hours.
If you want to check out the synopsis for The Fate of the Furious, you can read it below! And, if you are pumped about the film, then give it a rating in our Anticipation Ranking widget!
"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.
The Fate of the Furious opens in theaters April 14, 2017.