Fast 8 will be released in the UK on Wednesday, April 12, followed in the USA on April 14, but fans are already searching for the latest updates. So here's everything we know so far, with the newest information right at the top ...
Fast 8 trailer:
The first Fast 8 trailer debuted on December 11, which was early on Monday, December 12 in the UK, as the film took over New York City's Times Square for the trailer launch that was streamed around the world.
References to family in the dialogue. Low shots of cars speeding. Explosions. Dwayne Johnson in a tank top. A tank. If you were planning a drinking game around Fast & Furious 8, the new trailer is probably enough to give your liver serious concerns.
Yes, the usual elements are featured here and you've come to know and expect certain things from a Fast movie, in this case which in the States carries the slightly overblown name of The Fate Of The Furious. But then, "overblown" is kind of the mantra for the franchise and it's why we still enjoy it.
This time around, Dom (Vin Diesel) has apparently gone rogue, turning to the dark side to work with Cipher (Charlize Theron). She's a high-tech criminal who as part of her plan has hacked into control systems for cars in all sorts of places, and is out to cause major chaos, including for our heroes. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, and Iceland figures into the scenery here, with the vehicles now including a submarine, leading to yet another audacious move from Mr. Johnson's Luke Hobbs.
Fate of the Furious, like most of the films in the franchise following Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, is all about family. This is thrown into jeopardy when Dom is pressured by Cipher (Charlize Theron) to go rogue and he turns against his friends.
Here are all the ways that this new trailer proves that the eighth film will be even more bonkers than its predecessors:
Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) catches a grenade with his bare hand. (0:16).
Cipher activating the self-driving features on a city's worth of cars, unleashing them on the family. "There's thousands of cars in this city and they're all mine." (0:47).
A flood of said cars pouring out into the streets and out of parking garages onto traffic. (0:54).
A group of people using Yves Rossy-style jetpacks to board a plane in midflight. (1:38).
Tej (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) finally gets to drive a tank. (2:02).
A submarine joins the arctic chase. (2:16).
Hobbs redirects a torpedo with his feet. Hobbs is putting in a lot of work in this movie. (2:22).
Dom jumps his car over the submarine. (2:57).
Quite how it will all be resolved remains to be seen, but the movie fast and furious 8 is set for release on 12 April.