Universal Pictures Puts the Key in 'Furious 8' for April 2017 Release

April 23, 2015

Furious 8

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.

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments


Fast and furious in space. or go home

toonfed on Apr 23, 2015


Exactly what I was thinking... Either that or they'll be driving their cars back in time Delorean style. Seriously, where do they go from here? They've spent 7 movies just getting more and more stupid with the stakes of their stunts...

Dotpols on Apr 23, 2015


Older Vin Diesel from the future travels back to the past to warn himself of the apocalypse after he unknowingly makes a deal to race the devil around the universe for the fate of planet Earth.

Jordan Odinson on Apr 23, 2015


O did you mean fast and furious 8 should divided into two movies?? i'm so there

toonfed on Apr 23, 2015


Haha, nice! How about making "older Vin Diesel" be Richard B. Riddick, though! 😀

NarcolepticNinja on Apr 23, 2015


He would just have to go 88 mph in a Delorean

TheOct8pus on Apr 24, 2015


F&F 8 the return of Brian O' Connor?....................Too soon?

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 24, 2015


I don't if I heard this or if I was just hoping for it, but I thought FF 7 was the last one...

Justin R on Apr 23, 2015


They should give The Rock his own spin off from this franchise. An Agent Hobbs movie would be awesome.

Jordan Odinson on Apr 23, 2015


Bring it to NYC! More Russell. More racing. And bring back crazy Lucas Black's crazy accent.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2015


Def hope in this one or in 9 we see both brothers as the villains.

OfficialJab on Apr 23, 2015


Cars are antiquated. Why not make a movie about environmentally friendly electric cars. Instead of going on missions for the government they could do a bunch of recycling and spreading the word about how amazing Macs are

ErrorSapiens on Apr 23, 2015



Tuomas Lassila on Apr 24, 2015


Let's not forget composting!

TheOct8pus on Apr 24, 2015


Totally agree 😀

ErrorSapiens on Apr 24, 2015


I don't like the franchise, never did..

ari smulders on Apr 24, 2015


Finally! Thought i was the only one.

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 24, 2015


More people don't like it, but they aren't 16!:)

ari smulders on Apr 24, 2015


It would be better if Diesel played Groot instead of Torrettoe?!!!!

Jimmy Love on Apr 24, 2015


I believe they get the release date before the script so they can get the best date (in their opinion) secured for them. That's what pretty much every major studio does.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 24, 2015


Oh for f**ks sakes, let it go already.

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 24, 2015


The stunts are getting more and more ridiculous with every movie. Why did they need to parachute the cars out of a plane? Or jump building to building in a car. I just looked at my step kid (who is 17) really?!! REALLY?!! Its to the point where the action is just laughable. I did like seeing the game of thrones chick in a bikini though. LOL

timnimbus on Apr 24, 2015


It's supposed to be ridiculous...

Nielsen700 on Apr 24, 2015


I get it. Its still entertaining to a point. Is Paul Walkers brother gonna be in the next one? Anyone know if they are gonna continue that character at all?

timnimbus on Apr 24, 2015


Let the Crank guys direct it. Would be interesting.

Nielsen700 on Apr 24, 2015


F&F 8 the return of Brian O' Connor?....................Too soon?

Rock n Rollllll on Apr 24, 2015


Just stop with this "franchise"........enough is enough

Guest on Apr 25, 2015

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