Charlize Theron Launches Torpedoes at Dwayne Johnson in New ‘Fate of the Furious’ Trailer
We’ve seen some insane things in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but eight movies in and now they’re straight up throwing cars out of buildings. The latest trailer for The Fate of the Furious is, as expected, bigger and crazier, with more cars, more explosions, and even bigger motor vehicles creating even bigger explosions. If you ever wanted to see Dwayne Johnson skate across an icy tundra and use his muscle to change the direction of a torpedo, you’re in luck.
The eighth installment in the franchise, directed by F. Gary Gray, finds the latest villain Cypher, a blonde and braided Charlize Theron, turning Dom (Vin Diesel) against his family. But this is Fast and the Furious, where family ranks highest on the list of important words that start with “F.” Cypher isn’t just any villain with a grudge, but as Kurt Russell’s Frank Petty describes, “she’s the very definition of high-tech terrorism.” That includes cars that drive themselves – it was only a matter of time for human drivers to become obsolete in this franchise – and launching a ton of nukes and torpedoes at Johnson’s Hobbs and the rest of the gang while racing in tanks on ice. Not dangerous at all! Here’s the full synopsis:
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
The rest of the crew returns for the eighth movie, including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood, and Jason Stathom. Helen Mirren also joins as Stathom’s mother and Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju as one of Cypher’s henchmen. The Fate of the Furious hits theaters on April 14.