The Fast & Furious series will continue after Furious 7 with the eighth instalment which is scheduled to release on April 14th, 2017. With the increase popularity around the Fast & Furious franchise which was seen these past couple weeks as Furious 7 has exceeded expectations as it has passed one billion dollars worldwide and is expected to close around $1.4 billion by the end of its run.
Fast & Furious 8 (working title) release date of April 14th, 2017 has the movie opening against Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson. Ghost in the Shell which is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name will most likely have its date moved as Fast & Furious 8 could performs in the same range as Furious 7 which opened to $147 million.
Other than the release date, Vin Diesel has also revealed some details of the upcoming next instalment in the Fast & Furious series.
Fast & Furious 8 will take place in New York city. This will be the second in a three part trilogy which started with Furious 7. Vin Diesel has publicly said that we can also expect Fast & Furious 9 which would finish the trilogy. Expect the ninth instalment to release in 2019. Kurt Russell will expand his role from Furious 7 in the next instalment. Fast & Furious alumni, Eva Mendes (2 Fast 2 Furious) and Lucas Black (Fast Six) could also return to the series.
Unfortunately moving forward for the Fast & Furious series we will not see Paul Walker as he pasted away in late 2013 from a car accident. Furious 7 was his last appearance in the series and the movie gave the late actor a worthy send-off.
Furious 7 is currently in movie theatres. The next installment in the series, Fast & Furious 8 (working title) is expected to release on April 14th, 2017.