Fast & Furious 8 release date set for April 2017
Vin Diesel confirms that eighth installment of the movie franchise is a go-er
So, you’d just about gotten over the excitement of Fast & Furious 7’s release, when Vin Diesel goes and announces there’s to be a Fast & Furious 8.
Speaking at a ComicCon event in Las Vegas, the actor confirmed that the film will be released on Fri 14 Apr, 2017. He added: ‘We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen’, which is a bold claim, considering the seventh installment came out to mixed reviews.
That being said, Furious 7 did rack up big box office gains, making a staggering $1 billion dollars in just 12 days, after opening at the start of April. That's faster than Harry Potter, guys. Harry. Potter.
During the announcement, Diesel spoke about his friend and Furious co-star Paul Walker, who died in November 2013 before filming for Furious 7 was completed. The actor said: ‘The last time I was on this stage I was with my brother Pablo … It’s hard for me to even watch that clip and then come out here without being emotional.’
Fast & Furious 8 is out on Fri 14 Apr. Catch Furious 7 in cinemas now