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First 'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer Tears the Family Apart!

The Fate of the Furious

Dare we say that the Fast and Furious franchise has become the most beloved film series in modern times? The series began as an exciting action thriller some 15 years ago, taking its cues from reality, namely, Ken Li’s magazine profile of a driver named Rafael Estevez.

Over the course of its first seven installments, the franchise steadily drew upon more fantastical elements, all while developing a core cast of loyal and lovable characters who were resolutely human and relatable. Grounding the movies in a measure of reality has been key to the success of the series and that was never more apparent than in Furious 7, which survived the tragic loss of Paul Walker during production to deliver a rip-roaring, dramatic thriller.

How does the series move on from the loss of Walker? The first, full teaser for The Fate of the Furious suggests what will come. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the other stars gathered in Times Square to debut the trailer. Diesel reminded everyone that the magazine article that sparked the series was set in New York City and he felt it was important to bring the series back to where it began.

Watch the trailer below.

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Beyond New York City, Johnson talked about the cast and crew’s pride in being the first Hollywood production to film in Cuba. The action begins with the crew racing to escape from a wrecking ball, but very soon we see Dominic (Diesel) apparently betraying Hobbs (Johnson), leaving him in prison, to face off with the villainous Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

But, wait! There’s much, much more, like new villain Charlize Theron, old friend Kurt Russell and a submarine in Iceland. The Fate of the Furious will roar into theaters on April 14, 2017.

The Fate of the Furious

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