Fast 8 officially has a new title: The Fate of the Furious.
Universal Pictures announced the title of the movie on Twitter and shared a 15-second clip featuring new footage. There are scenes of an intense snowmobile fight scene, racing on glaciers and of course, the Fast and Furious crew. The video also shows off Charlize Theron’s new character, Cipher, for a brief second. Universal previously confirmed that Theron would play one of the new adversaries that main character Dominic Toretto and his crew would have to take on during their mission.
The bigger takeaway from the tweet is the official title of the movie: The Fate of the Furious was originally called Fast 8 — and was the name that Diesel and his co-stars marketed the movie under — but this will be the new title moving forward. It’s interesting that Universal decided to change the name of the movie so close to the premiere date, looking at other Fast and Furious titles.
The Fate of the Furious will be released on April 15, 2017. The first full-length trailer for the film will premiere during a Facebook Live event on Sunday.
The recently announced title fits nicely into the franchise’s storied tradition of randomly deleting words and adding numbers to the phrase “The Fast and the Furious” in order to make a new phrase.
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (big departure here, a lot of words)
Fast and Furious
Fast and Furious 6
“For THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.”