Universal Pictures Puts the Key in 'Furious 8' for April 2017 Release
by Ethan Anderton
April 23, 2015
Even though the Fast & Furious franchise lost a key part of the film series with the death of Paul Walker, they gave him a wonderful send off in Furious 7, and the film has already grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide. Previously we heard Universal already had plans to keep the franchise going, and with that kind of box office bank, there was no way they were going to let it go. So it's only fitting that the Universal Pictures panel at CinemaCon brought out Vin Diesel to announce that Furious 8 will arrive on April 14th, 2017, keeping the franchise in the spring. But the script still needs to be written, and we don't know who will direct yet either. But this is Hollywood, and release dates come first before having a quality story.