Breaking news: people all over the world really like fast cars, movie stars, and constant references to family. Related: Furious 7 has just become the third highest grossing movie of all time, overtaking 2012’s The Avengers.
Here’s some good news for your friends and #family: Universal has officially announced a special extended edition of Furious 7, which will arrive in stores this September. Along with a longer version of the film, you’ll also get over 90 minutes of bonus materials. That’s enough time to drink at least three Coronas. The studio has also released a trailer to get you properly revved up for the home release.
Between his role in the Fast and Furious and Riddick franchises, and his upcoming part as Beardy McFlameSword (assumed name) in The Last Witch Hunter, Vin Diesel has established himself as a very brawny and delightful leading man — you know, sort of like Kojak. We’ve been hearing for a long while now that Diesel and Universal have been developing a film based on the classic TV series, and while development previously stalled out, it looks like Universal’s ready to give it another shot.
Vin Diesel is such a charming, gracious man, always reaching out to his fans on Facebook to keep them updated on all the latest Diesel-centric news. In his latest post, not only has he revealed that there’s already a sequel to The Last Witch Hunter in development over at Lionsgate, but he’d like to know your thoughts about it.
We already got a look at the full trailer for The Last Witch Hunter, but Vin Diesel has blessed us with an extra treat: a new teaser for his upcoming action fantasy film, featuring his glorious beard and a whole lot of fire. The latest sneak peek at Diesel’s new movie is actually kind of better than the full trailer, which properly introduced us to the plot but left little to the imagination.
With seven movies under its belt, it’s about time the wildly popular and hugely beloved Fast and Furious franchise got its own ride at Universal Studios. Fast and Furious: Supercharged is set to debut this summer, and this behind the scenes video gives you a sneak peek at the new attraction with the help of Vin Diesel and the Fast and Furious #family.
On paper, The Last Witch Hunter seems silly, but you know who can handle silly action well? Vin Diesel. The leader of the Riddick franchise is taking on witches and supernatural forces in his upcoming film, and judging by the trailer there’s going to be lots of sword-wielding, flames, and flaming sword-wielding action. Did we also mention Michael Caine is in this? Michael Caine is in this. Let’s go.
The next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise may not yet have a script, a director, or even confirmed cast members, but Universal isn’t pumping the breaks on the high-octane series — especially not after the totally bonkers Furious 7, which shattered April box office records, becoming the most successful installment to date. Via star Vin Diesel, the studio has confirmed the release date for Fast and Furious 8, arriving in 2017.
Furious 7 had one of the biggest box office openings of all time last weekend, earning a jaw-dropping $392 million worldwide. Somehow, Universal’s silly car-racing franchise has officially grown up and has the monetary clout to stand alongside the biggest movies of all time. So yeah, of course everyone wants a Fast and Furious 8, but fans hoping for a quick turnaround need to get comfortable. The next film is stuck at a red light and it’s going to be a little while before it turns green.
Furious 7 almost certainly won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. But at times it feels like a series finale. There are numerous callbacks and homages to the franchise’s entire 15-year history. The setpieces are bigger and crazier than ever; it’s hard to imagine anyone topping them. And before the chases really get rolling, the mood is often downright mournful. Two different scenes are set in graveyards, and characters talk about taking “one last ride” together.