FAM­ILY NO MORE?

Ignition - - Front Page - By Micky Slinger // Pho­tog­ra­phy courtesy of Univer­sal Pic­tures

Over the span of seven Fast & Fu­ri­ous films, we've seen Dom Tor­retto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of ace wheel­men and women stunt-drive a long list of fast cars through ex­otic lo­cales around the world. Now, in the eighth in­stall­ment of the fran­chise, life seems to have re­turned to nor­mal. Dom and Letty (Michelle Ro­driguez) are on their hon­ey­moon and Brian (the late Paul Walker) and Mia (Jor­dana Brew­ster) are re­tired to the good life, while the rest of the crew are en­joy­ing a life of fast cars and non-life-threat­en­ing pur­suits. While some peo­ple might be okay with watch­ing a light­hearted, un­event­ful movie like that, F&F fans need oc­tane and that means stunts, bul­lets and ex­plo­sions.

This time around, a mys­te­ri­ous woman named Cipher (Char­l­ize Theron) some­how se­duces Dom back into a life of crime that pits him against his old crew and he can't seem to es­cape. Is it the re­sult of brain­wash­ing, black­mail or some­thing else en­tirely? We'll know soon enough – The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous opens across North Amer­ica on April 14.

In the mean­time, we spoke with Tyrese Gib­son, who plays Ro­man Pearce - the fast-talk­ing joker of the crew - to get his take on The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous.

HOWDOES THE FATE OF THE FU­RI­OUS COM­PARE TO PRE­VI­OUS TI­TLES IN THE SE­RIES? The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous was really in­spired by “F8.” The let­ter “F” and the num­ber “8,” you know? Fate. So, we ran with “F8,” “Fast 8,” and that lead to “Fate of the Fu­ri­ous.” And that's the ques­tion: What is the Fate of the Fu­ri­ous? You've got Do­minic Toretto turn­ing his back on us all, and we're all con­fused and in the dark, not know­ing why. We're just on this whole mis­sion to get to the bot­tom of what the hell is go­ing on. It's all weird.

FU­RI­OUS 7 IS A PRETTY TOUGH ACT TO FOL­LOW. CAN YOU TELL US HOWYOU GUYS STEPPED IT UP FOR THIS NEXT IN­STAL­MENT? To be hon­est, man, ev­ery­thing went up a notch. We were the first to shoot in Cuba – the first Hol­ly­wood movie in 50 years to shoot in Cuba. What was crazy was, we were first, and

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