As we continue to countdown to Fast & Furious 8 (due out next spring), details from the film are slowly being revealed. Production is still underway on the movie that has gone from Havana, Cuba and Mývatn, Iceland to Cleveland, New York, and Atlanta in the US since shooting began in March. It's truly a global franchise at this point, and it shows in the big action sequences, guest stars and expensive cars.
So while we really don't know the plot of Fast 8 yet, for now it's just time to take in the sights and sounds while waiting in anticipation. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris and Jason Statham are back for the newest installment, while Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and even Helen Mirren are joining the cast.
As for the real stars of Fast & Furious 8 – those sweet cars, a video from the set recently showed off the film's “Automotive Valhalla.” Now new photos on Facebook from the set in Iceland feature some very different type of cars. Or rather, vehicles. While the automative valhalla might have put on display some the film's hottest cars (reportedly seized from the private collections of drug kingpins), these Iceland cars might be the coolest and strangest we've seen yet in the franchise.
Check out the latest images from Iceland below:
As you can see, each new vehicle is the property of one of the main member's of the cast, who will be making the trek to Iceland. We can expect to see Diesel (Dom), Rodriguez (Letty), Ludacris (Tej), Gibson (Roman) and Johnson (Hobbs) taking the road complete with snow tracks. They're ready for the weather and also clearly whatever the villains may throw at them since they're sporting a tank and ice ram.
It's hard to remember the days when the Fast and Furious franchise was all about driving down the streets of L.A. With each new trilogy those days are further behind, as the franchise has taken us from street racing to heist films and now spy caper. Fast 8 will reportedly be the start of bringing it all to a close with one last trilogy, so what better way to go out with a bang than to surpass everything that came before in both size and scope.
Fast 8 opens in U.S. theaters on April 17th, 2017, followed by Fast and Furious 9 on April 19th, 2019, and Fast and Furious 10 on April 2nd, 2021.