FAMILY NO MORE?
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