It’s official — Fast and Furious 8 has received the green light to race into theaters in April, 2017.
Actor Vin Diesel made the announcement at Universal’s CinemaCon panel on Thursday in Las Vegas, according to Variety.
— Thunder (@ItsThunderHD) April 24, 2015
Numerous fans flocked to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to express their excitement and enthusiasm over the confirmed eighth installment.
However, a vast number of people have expressed the exact opposite as a reaction. For instance, quite a few people have mocked the confirmed release of Fast and Furious 8 simply because it would ruin the tear-jerking ending of the box-office hit Furious 7.
As many people who have seen Furious 7 would agree, the heartwarming ending seemed to beautifully bring the entire franchise to a peaceful conclusion. The possibility that Fast and Furious 8 will ruin the emotionally stirring conclusion of its predecessor — and the amazing farewell to Paul Walker — has clearly not been ignored by the franchise’s irate fans on Twitter.
If they bring out a Fast and Furious 8 I just think they’ve taken it too far because 7 ended so well — demi (@demiofficer) April 24, 2015
Vin Diesel confirmed furious 8 april 14,2017. I have no idea what to expect from this movie. 7 already took all my happiness with it
— Master Frappe. (@SantiOBG_) April 24, 2015
According to their responses, some people believe that Fast and Furious 8 is very disrespectful.
I feel like making a fast and furious 8 movie is the dumbest most disrespectful thing ever — Big Papa Huge Time (@Freddy_FBaby) April 24, 2015
The announced a Fast and Furious 8??????? So disrespectful
— Nezar Khan (@neezzzzy) April 24, 2015
I am so angry that they are making a Fast and Furious 8. I refuse to see it. — Katie Mattox (@katiemattox) April 24, 2015
Others simply feel that adding an eighth installment to the blockbuster franchise is overdoing it — especially since Furious 7 was famously tagged as “One Last Ride.”
Universal already set a date for Furious 8. Seriously… just leave it alone. Way too many movies.
— Luke Davis (@Lukecdavis_) April 24, 2015
I’m not sure I belong in a world that demands 8 Fast and Furious movies. — Joe Lover (@josephwlover) April 24, 2015
Furious 8 is gonna come out and Torreto is still going to be saying one last ride lmfao
— Emily Marie (@EmilyySaidWhaat) April 15, 2015
Many people seem to be bothered by the fact that a new Fast and Furious movie is clearly being made without Paul Walker. Longtime fans of the Fast and Furious franchise likely know that Walker played a leading role in six of the seven movies.
While Vin Diesel did make an appearance in the third film, Fast and Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, it was only a brief cameo appearance shortly before the movie’s ending.
why would they make a fast and furious 8 without Paul Walker — mackenzie (@87kenzie) April 24, 2015
NOOOO THERES officially a fast and furious 8 WHY WOULD YOU EVEN after Paul and finishing the film so perfectly
— mitch (@analxspears) April 24, 2015
(Warning: Spoilers Ahead) Furious 7 came to an end with Brian O’Conner spending quality time on the beach with his growing family while Dominic Toretto and the rest of the gang watched while sitting on the sand. Dominic drives off initially without saying goodbye to Brian.
That is, of course, until Brian catches up and jokes him about not saying “goodbye.” Brian O’Conner then takes his final ride off into the distance, racing alongside Dominic for a brief period of time before branching off onto a different road heading in a different direction.
Who went to see furious 7? Well I went twice and I cried the ending really got to me. Sorry Ive been gone for awhile pic.twitter.com/1L9d6r2gcT
— Lànà Clarkson-Blane (@Lana_Clarkson1) April 23, 2015
Many of the most recent Fast and Furious movies have found clever ways to pick up the new story where the old story left off. With such a beautiful ending to Furious 7, however, it will at least be interesting to see how Fast and Furious 8 begins.
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