Fast and Furious 8 to Feature a Massive Explosion in Akranes, Iceland, Makers Are Also Looking at Cuba as a Filming Location!

Fast and Furious 8 will be released on 14th April 2017 and it will feature a new female villain. According to the latest speculations, Sam Boswell is on-board for the Fast and Furious trilogy while Eva Mendes will fight the new enemy in New York.

Lucas Black, the Tokyo drift star enacted the character of Sean Boswell in one of the earlier films of this franchise. When Vin Diesel goes to Japan in order to investigate death of Sun Kang, he makes an appearance again.

In the meantime, Mendes will be enacting the character of Monica Fuentes. She might also gang up with Diesel and Johnson and they will prepare to fight a new enemy together in the city of New York. It was earlier rumored that Diesel will also be director in this movie but according to Forbes, F. Gary Gray was roped in for the role.

The eighth installment of action-drama franchise Fast and Furious will be packed with a lot of new faces. After the tragic and untimely death of Paul Walker, his brother was the one filling in his shoes in Fast and Furious 7. Fans are also hoping that brother Cody Walker will again reprise his brother’s role in the upcoming movie as Brian O’ Connor.

The complete crew of the movie is pretty aware that bringing along Paul Walker’s character in the franchise till the end is highly essential since he was an integral part of this franchise. Ron Meyer, the NBC Universal Vice Chairman talked to MSN about the confirmed presence of Cody Walker in the upcoming movie.

Furthermore, it was rumored that the antagonist in the new movie will be none other than Charlize Theron. The story will be filled with fresh pots and angles if she turns out to be the villain.

Rumors about Theron being cast in this movie are going pretty strong but the Oscar winner actress might remain tight lipped about her upcoming role. Besides Charlize Theron, there are also rumors about Angelina Jolie being approached to play as a villain in the upcoming movie.

However, there hasn’t been a confirmation regarding this famous actress joining the cast. Michel Rodriguez, who plays the role of Letty Ortiz, really wants her to be a part of this movie. Meanwhile, Ruby Rose could also join the cast of Fast and Furious 8.

She has become famous after her role in Netflix original “Orange is the New Black.” On the other hand, regulars like Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dwayne Johnson are all confirmed to be cast in the eight installment of the franchise.

Based on hints by Vin Diesel, the upcoming film will have New York as a new shooting location but at the same time, there are new reports about the new film being set in Iceland. A local report of Akranes, 28 miles north of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, stated that the film crew is about to pull of the biggest explosion ever filmed in the country.

It will turn out to be the largest manmade explosion ever. The film might take place anywhere but Fast and Furious 8 will not be fun without the fast and furious cars. According to the latest reports, the upcoming movie might not have the correct set of wheels.

Reports indicate that Howe and Howe Technologies, of Ripsaw video fame, has given at least a couple tracked vehicles to Universal Studio and they have provided some armored Ram trucks and military-looking machinery.