It has been confirmed by Vin Diesel that there will be a Fast and Furious 8 and I for one am so thrilled. I’m not ready for the series to end. I’ve loved and watched them for many years now and was utterly devastated to hear that Paul Walker had died. I really hope the series can last without him. If he was still here it would still go on. He gave us so much so I think we owe it to him to watch this next film as a thank you to him for giving us 6 awesome films. I know people are saying that they aren’t going to watch it because he isn’t in it but I think we should at least give it a try.
Furious 7 was planned as the start of a new trilogy for the franchise but with the demise of Paul Walker they decided to close the ending rather than leave it open for more possibilities. Now that they are doing another film I can’t wait to see who will be returning. Vin Diesel is the only certain cast member to be returning at this time. If all the other main cast members came back then I think it could survive but if they decide not to do it I’m not sure how it will work.
People say that the reason Tokyo Drift didn’t do so well was because it didn’t have Paul Walker in it and with him not being in number 8 they think it will just be as bad. I disagree. I think the reason it didn’t do so well was because the whole of the cast was changed. It’s still a good film and it was a great film in my opinion the first time it came out but having film’s 4, 5, 6 and 7 out, it makes number 3 not look as good. 4, 5 and 6 were a trilogy and hopefully 8 will do well and then we can have a 9th film, making 7, 8 and 9 a trilogy like they had originally planned. I think they should do it for Paul Walker, he would want the films to continue.
The only things we know about film 8 is that Kurt Russell is possibly returning to reprise his role as Mr. Nobody. The film also may head to New York this time. Lucas Black who played main protagonist in film 3 and briefly returned in film 7 signed a contract for films 7, 8 and 9 so we will probably be seeing him in number 8. There have also been rumours of Eva Mendes’ character returning but I for one hope she doesn’t I’m not a huge fan of hers.
I’m not sure whether Jordana Brewster will return as Mia because obviously she’s living her life with Brian and the kids so she doesn’t need to return but whether she will or not I don’t know. It would be nice to see her again but it doesn’t matter if we don’t because we have closure on her life now.
I’m looking forward to hearing more about the plot and cast and crew. I do hope all the cast return, including Dwayne Johnson. He was a nice addition to the fast family and I love watching his fight scenes. They’re so full on. As for the Director I do hope Justin Lin returns to direct. I feel he has been the main Director for the franchise with him directing films 3-6. I think it would be nice for him to return to close the franchise out.
I do hope people go see it and I hope it does really well at the Box Office just like Furious 7 did. I did think the franchise would have finished now considering the way they ended Furious 7. It was not only the perfect end of Paul Walker’s legacy but it would have been the perfect ending to the franchise if it weren’t going to continue. I think they do have more to tell with these iconic character’s. I’m very sad but very excited at the same time.
Fast and Furious 8 is set to be released in April 2017.