Cuba just got a little less romantic in the first international trailer for “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth entry in Universal Pictures’ “Fast and the Furious” franchise. The trailer sees Vin Diesel’s character, series mainstay Dominic Toretto, recruited to the side of Charlize Theron’s Cipher while on his honeymoon in Cuba.
“The Fate of the Furious” will pit a rogue Dom against his own crew, many of whom have returned to a normal life. Dom and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) finally make time for their honeymoon, but, while vacationing in Cuba, Dom is accosted by the mysterious Cipher and subsequently allies with her, betraying his friends. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Dom’s former crew will trek across Cuba, New York City and the frigid Barents Sea to stop a crazed anarchist from plunging the world into chaos and save their friend.
The $3.9 billion franchise has been running for 16 years, starting in 2001 with “The Fast and the Furious.” Although originally a car-focused action series, in recent years the automotive aspect has taken a backseat to family drama and interpersonal struggles within the main cast, while still dolling out a generous amount of explosions and stunts.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, “The Fate of the Furious” stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. The film arrives in theaters April 14.
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