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9th March 2017 - Trailer 2
5th February 2017 - Extended Super Bowl TV Spot
11th December 2016 - Trailer + Poster
Fast 8 - Title Announced + Teaser
Fast 8 is titled "The Fate of the Furious". Full trailer out Sunday.
15th June 2016 - Helen Mirren Joins Cast
Helen Mirren has joined the cast of Fast 8, the latest in Universal’s fast-moving franchise that F. Gary Gray is directing. That makes two Oscar Best Actress winners on the pic, joining Charlize Theron who also is playing a new character.
Mirren confirmed the deal to join the movie in an interview with Elle, saying “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive if I do drive in it.’ But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.” Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese and more are among the returnees for the latest installment, which has an April 14, 2017 release date and is in production now.
20th May 2016 - First Look Photo of Charlize Theron
11th April 2016 - Scott Eastwood Joins Cast
Universal announced the casting in a tweet, declaring that “Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody has a new protégé Welcome @ScottEastwood to the Fast family.” Russell’s shady government agent first appeared in Furious Seven as White Nick Fury, basically, welcoming Dominic Toretto and his friend-family of gearhead militants into a brave new world of international car warlords. This announcement would seem to confirm that Russell will be returning for the eighth film, which means that next year Kurt Russell is in a Fast & Furious movie and a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, along with The LEGO Kurt Russell Movie, a project I just invented and now can’t live without.
7th April 2016 - Charlize Theron Closes Deal to Star
Universal Pictures has closed Charlize Theron to star in Fast 8, which director F. Gary Gray and producer Neal Moritz move into production next month for release on April 14, 2017.
Theron, who’s coming off a memorable action turn in Mad Max: Fury Road, will play a new character in the blockbuster franchise. She’ll join returning stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the gang. Chris Morgan wrote the script.
7th April 2016 - Kristofer Hivju Joins Cast
Kristofer Hivju will play a tough henchman in Universal’s sequel from director F. Gary Gray
Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has joined the cast of the eighth chapter in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
Whether the chief antagonist is played by Theron or someone else, Hivju will play one of the villain’s main henchmen.
Vin Diesel will return to star as Dominic Toretto along with Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham as the villainous Deckard Shaw.
9th February 2016 - Charlize Theron in Early Talks to Join Cast as the New Villain
Charlize Theron is in early conversations to join the cast of Universal’s next “Fast and Furious” movie, “Fast 8,” as a new villain.
While it’s unclear where negotiations stand currently, sources close to the situation tell Variety that the studio is eager to add Theron to the ensemble cast. Universal had no comment.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham are all expected to return, along with other franchise favorites. It was announced in October that, following the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” F. Gary Gray would direct the project.
18th January 2016 - Teaser Poster