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Fast and Furious 8 gets an official release date…

April 24th, 2015 by Marc Comments


With Fast & Furious 7 (or just Furious 7 in the US) being Universal’s first movie to pass the $1billion mark on first release, it’s hardly a surprise that the eighth instalment has just been confirmed.

Vin Diesel, at CinemaCon, announced that Furious 8 is coming to theaters on April 14, 2017.

Nothing else is known, but rumours over the last few weeks hinted that it would see the return of Eva Mendes’ character Monica Fuentes and would be set in New York.

As for director, nothing is known yet, but we’d say it’s a safe bet that Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black will all be back for the first movie in the franchise to not feature the late Paul Walker. We’d say it’s a safe bet that Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell will be back too.

Yes, we’re very excited…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….