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.
The Fate of the Furious made smashing box office records look effortless during its debut weekend — almost as effortless as the franchise has long made impossible car stunts appear. The movie ends with the rescue of Dominic’s son on a cargo plane. An early version of the climax had Jason Statham pull a car seat from a duffel bag and load Dom’s baby into his car, which is housed inside the cargo plane. Statham then releases the car from the plane, in a scene that would be reminiscent of another big moment in the franchise.
An interview with "Fast and Furious" movies costume designer Sanja Hays about street fashion, Vin Diesel, and creating the look of the films.
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.
In a 2015 interview with Yahoo Movies, Helen Mirren described her desire to star alongside Vin Diesel in a Fast and Furious movie. Fast forward two years later, and the iconic actress will appear in this week’s sequel, The Fate of the Furious. Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray was willing to describe the sheer pleasure of working with the 71-year-old actress when he came by Yahoo Studios for a Facebook Live interview (watch above).
After a 15-year absence, Goldie Hawn will make her return to the movie screen in May’s R-rated comedy Snatched. The film will open one month after The Fate of the Furious and two weeks after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — two surefire hits from mega-franchises that co-star Hawn’s longtime partner, Kurt Russell. “I love it, I just love it,” Hawn told Yahoo Movies (watch above) last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where she was joined by her Snatched costar Amy Schumer.
As befits the Fast and Furious franchise, the eighth entry in the Vin Diesel-led series is guaranteed to push its auto-insanity to absurd new heights. That’s most definitely confirmed by the latest trailer for The Fate of the Furious, which is a thing of such over-the-top beauty that it actually features the sight of Dwayne Johnson hanging out of a speeding tank in order to redirect — with his hands! — a torpedo racing alongside. And that’s not even the clip’s money shot! Watch in wonder above.
Hot Wheels tied in with Marvel characters, Justice League action figures, more first looks at fun stuff to be on display at N.Y. Toy Fair