Barring an assembly of slick supercars, what’s the one thing Transformers: The Last Knight and The Fate of the Furious have in common? Yes, you guessed it; heroes gone rogue. In Michael Bay’s blockbuster sequel, it is Optimus Prime who turns his back on Bumblebee and Co., seemingly under the influence of the invading Unicron.
But when it comes to The Fate of the Furious, F. Gary Gray’s star-studded actioner really kicks off when Vin Diesel’s super-gruff Dominic Toretto, a character that has anchored Universal’s gleefully over-the-top franchise from the very beginning, walks out on Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of his dysfunctional family. As today’s all-new international trailer shows, that change of heart comes at a time when Toretto crosses paths with Charlize Theron’s Cipher, a mysterious woman who “seduces Dom into the world of crime” he thought he left behind.
And so, friends become enemies and relationships are called into question when the gang discovers that Toretto and Cipher are in cahoots, leading to a series of blockbuster chase sequences – each more ridiculous than the last. Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel and the great Helen Mirren also star, with the latter attached to play the part of Mama Shaw.
Universal will reveal The Fate of the Furious when F. Gary Gray’s sequel lights up theaters on April 14th. It’ll reportedly run for a bum-numbing 160 minutes, but can it reach the dizzying box office heights of its predecessor, Furious 7? Either way, the studio is confident there’s enough mileage in the tank for another two Fast and Furious films, which have been tentatively slated for April 19th, 2019 and April 2nd, 2021.
“Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains of the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.”
Source: Comic Book