In the build-up to Rogue One, the last couple of weeks have brought us many trailers for some of next year's biggest releases. However, the trailer mania isn't over yet, as we still have plenty more big films kicking off their marketing push, least of which is Fast and Furious 8 which has just dropped its first trailer and poster.

The cast and crew of the forthcoming film in the multi-billion dollar grossing franchise took over Times Square in New York to host a giant launch event to debut the first trailer for Fast 8, or The Fate of the Furious as its titled overseas and it has now made its way online. Check it out below:

I've always been a big fan of the Fast and Furious franchise; I think they're great, epic and fun films that have gotten better over the years. Fast 8 looks to continue the trend because it genuinely looks like it might be the best film in the franchise thus far. Only a franchise as big as this one can shut Times Square down for a trailer debut but it's a truly epic teaser. As we'd expect from the Fast and Furious films, the action looks absolutely insane and just so over-the-top nuts and fun. The trailer teases everything we've come to love from these films and then some, whilst also setting up the basic premise of the film too - and oh how exciting it all seems too.

It seems as though Fast 8 will very much focus on a family feud between Vin Diesel's founding father Dominic Toretto and the rest of the group, with Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs at the forefront. It's unclear just why Dom is rebelling against his friends but it looks like it's going to be some gripping and emotional stuff to watch - just seeing him briefly go toe to toe with them all in this trailer alone had me overwhelmed. It also seems as though Charlize Theron's villainous Cipher will have some part to play in why Dom has turned, whilst Jason Statham's Furious 7 antagonist Deckard Shaw will be brought in to help Hobbs and the rest of the gang. Oh, how the tables have turned! The first poster definitely teases this big divide too, captioned "Family no more". I cannot wait to see just what happens when this opens next Summer.

Here's the film's official 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 (Oscar® winner 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.
With F. Gary Gray at the helm, and starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Kurt Russell, Fast and Furious 8 zooms in on April 14th, 2017.

Check out the first poster below:

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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