Ever since production started on Fast and Furious 8, we've been given a number behind-the-scene glimpses, both from set photos and videos from the production's various locations, including Cuba, Iceland and Cleveland. Some of these videos were from the production itself, with a new tradition being started entitled #FastFridays, where the cast and crew show fans what they shot during the week. We not only have the most recent #FastFridays video, but also a new photo with Dwayne Johnson, which teases some big changes in store for his character Hobbs.
Dwayne Johnson joined the Fast & Furious franchise in Fast Five as Luke Hobbs, an agent with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), who tracks down Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew. In Fast & Furious 6, he sought out Dom's help in bringing down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and he returned in last year's blockbuster Furious 7. While we don't know exactly why Hobbs is thrown behind bars in Fast 8, it's possible that this could be due to his continued involvement with Dom and his crew. Unfortunately, Dwayne Johnson didn't offer any hints in the caption of his Instagram photo, which you can see below.
"The Iceman cometh. And don't fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #OrangeAintTheNewBlack #HobbsTheIceman APRIL 2017."
The most recent #FastFridays video reveals that the sequel has teamed with Omaze for an exciting new campaign where one lucky fan will win a trip to the set of this action sequel. All fans who donate more than $10 will be eligible for this trip, with all proceeds going to beenfit the Paul Walker Foundation, in honor of the franchise's late star who passed away in a tragic car accident in 2013.
The lucky winner will go behind the scenes on the set of the next Fast & Furious movie, meet Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Eastwood and the rest of the cast, get an inside look (literally) at some of the world's most badass cars and be flown to Atlanta and put up in a 4-star hotel. The campaign will end in just 10 short days on July 22, so visit the link above for more details about this incredible Omaze experience, along with the other perks you'll get for donating.
F. Gary Gray, who directed last year's critical and commercial sensation Straight Outta Compton, is taking the helm on Furious 8, working from a script by Chris Morgan. The writer is responsible for penning every movie in the series, except for the first two, 2001's The Fast and the Furious and 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious. Universal has already set an April 14, 2017 release date for Fast & Furious 8, and it currently has that date all to itself. But it will be hitting theaters one week after Warner Bros.' Going In Style remake and Sony's Smurfs: The Lost Village. Take a look at the latest set photo and video from Fast and Furious 8.