Vin Diesel: ‘Furious 8’ Hitting Theaters in 2017

By April 23, 2015
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The massive success of Furious 7 for Universal Pictures is unprecedented, and it seemed like only a matter of time before a sequel was made official. Now, we not only know that Furious 8 is coming, but we know when it’s coming.

According to Variety, franchise star Vin Diesel announced at CinemaCon that the eighth installment of the high-octane action franchise will be hitting theaters on April 14th, 2017. Diesel was visibly emotional when taking the stage at the event, since just two years prior, he stood in the same place alongside the late Paul Walker to announce that they would be embarking on a seventh installment, which would prove to be Walker’s final cinematic credit before a car crash claimed his life in November, 2013.

After the final moment of Furious 7 screened for the assembled crowd, depicting Walker’s and Diesel’s characters partaking in one final race before driving in different directions, Diesel expressed gratitude to fans by saying to the exhibitors, “You’ve been so loyal all along. You helped us create history here.”

Furious 7‘s massive box office success was recently punctuated by becoming Universal’s first film to top $1 billion in box office earnings worldwide. While it’s run is expected to cool off given the impending release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of UltronFurious 7 has become the most successful film of the 14 year old franchise, and will likely be a cornerstone of Universal’s business for the foreseeable future. For more on Furious 8 as it develops in the months to come, keep a tab open to GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Delilah Jones

    YES!!! Can’t wait for #8!

  • David Black

    of course they’ll keep milking it forever and ever..

  • lily

    I don’t care how repetitive they get or how many more they make, i’ll just do what everyone else does and watch them anyway