According to the Fast and Furious star, the next movie is named Furious 8 (like Vin Diesel promised), and will arrive as a follow-up to Paul Walker’s last movie. The next installment of the action movie will be directed by James Wan, the same who worked at Furious 7, and will be ready two years from now.
Regarding a going sequel, Vin Diesel said:
“We are going to make the best movie you’ve ever seen.” So, that’s it: Fast and Furious 8 is now officially a Thing. EIGHT.
Speaking at Universal Pictures’ presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the amiable Diesel confirmed that on 14 April 2017, moviegoers would bear witness to the eighth installment in the supernaturally successful franchise of films-that-used-to-be-about-cars.
“I was trying to keep it close to the vest throughout the release. Paul Walker used to say that [an eighth film] was guaranteed. And in some ways, when your brother guarantees something, you sometimes feel like you have to make sure it comes to pass… so if fate has it, then you’ll get this when you hear about it. [Furious 7] was for Paul, [Fast & Furious 8] is from Paul.”, Vin Diesel said.
Diesel further hinted at an eighth film on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he stated that Kurt Russell’s character had been introduced in a role that would span multiple films. He also stated that the film, tentatively titled Fast & Furious 8, would take place in New York. James Wan is set to direct the film, his second in the franchise, while Chris Morgan will write his sixth script in the franchise and Neal H. Moritz will return to produce the film.
Moritz later stated,
“[The story] is going to have to be something enticing for all of us… it has to be as good as or better [than Furious 7].”