Just last week, the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise got a new, non-numerical name — The Fate of the Furious. And now it’s got a new trailer to rev fans’ engines.
Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton), The Fate of the Furious will see the return of many familiar faces in our beloved hot-rod crew, including Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Ludacris as Tej Parker, and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, the straight-arrow DSS agent. (Johnson also created some noise of his own during production when he called unnamed costars “candy asses” on Instagram.) They’ll be joined by new cast members Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron, who’s playing a villain named Cipher.
Until now, plot details have been scarce, but the first trailer makes it clear that the bad guy in this new caper may be none other than Dom himself. The family patriarch appears to betray his crew during a wrecking-ball-accented opening heist, all at the behest of Theron, the puppetmaster behind the new scheme. “Your family is about to go up against the only thing they can’t handle — you,” she says.