Get your first look at the "Chemistry" featurette, one of the extras from the upcoming home video edition of 'The Fate of the Furious,' released on July 11
As millions of moviegoers now know, The Fate of the Furious pairs Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw on a mission to stop Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. As you may remember, Shaw is the man responsible for Han’s death in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift — although, in the twisted timeline of the series, this wasn’t “revealed” until the end of Fast & Furious 6. A new piece in the Los Angeles Times addresses this perplexing about-face for Dom, who’s nothing if not consumed with loyalty to family. While it seems like this is a glaring inconsistency, cast and crew members seem to be indicating that perhaps Han will factor in some way in future installments.
Warning: This post contains big spoilers for The Fate of the Furious. Contrary to what the early trailers have shown (and what Vin Diesel has suggested), it’s not Cipher’s kiss that has Dom under her spell. Rather, she’s secured his services by kidnapping…well, his kid — a baby boy brought into this world by former flame Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), the Brazilian police officer who temporarily filled the Letty-sized hole in Dom’s heart back when his longtime lover (and, as it later turned out, wife) was missing and presumed dead.
As the “Fast and Furious” movies have grown in scope and pizzazz, so have the skills displayed by Tej, Ludacris’s character in the series.
It’s hard to believe it has been 16 years since the Fast and Furious crew first hit the big screen. The series about street racing has produced eight feature-length films and two short films and has become one of the biggest movie franchises of all time. Despite numerous cast changes, turmoil on set, and the unprecedented tragedy of Paul Walker’s untimely death in 2013, this series just keeps on going. With The Fate of the Furious opening on April 14, we thought we’d take a look back at all eight of the movie premieres.
The sequel — which opens in theaters on Friday — features a sequence (seen in its latest trailer) in which Charlize Theron’s cyberterrorist Cipher and her team hack the high-tech electronics in a fleet of newer cars on the streets of New York City. Innocent drivers suddenly lose control of their rides and parked cars come to creepy life, as Cipher operates them remotely, sending swarms of vehicles after a limo carrying a high-level Russian official. “There’s thousands of cars in this city,” says Cipher.
Featurette illustrates the assured leadership of director ('Set It Off,' 'The Negotiator') tackling his first film in monster 'cars and family' franchise
“There was so much action, which is great, more than even the last,” one said on departing the Wednesday morning screening at Caesars Palace. The seven preceding Fast and Furious films have generated $3.9 billion in worldwide box office with the most recent, Furious 7, taking in a stunning $1.5 billion worldwide. The franchise has joined Jurassic Park as Universal’s most successful.
Stars' separation will be most obvious Wednesday at CinemaCon, where Diesel, Charlize Theron, and the rest of cast will be on hand, but Johnson will not.