Well this is going to be a tough pill to swallow. Vin Diesel just revealed a poster for the eighth film — and the first without Paul Walker.
Vin Diesel is about to break all of our hearts. on April 19, the actor, 44, took to his personal Facebook page to share a poster — which is reportedly unofficial — for the eighth film. Now we told you that Scott Eastwood has been cast to join the movie, along with Charlize Theron, but of course they can’t ignore that it’s missing the irreplaceable, Paul Walker.
“New roads ahead,” the poster that Vin posted on Facebook read. Now we have to point out this is most likely a fan photo as the film has reportedly been titled Fast 8, and the poster reads Furious 8. That is to be determined.
In it we see Vin’s character, Dominic Toretto, looking very somber standing next to a car and staring out into the air. Of course, this will be the first Fast movie of the franchise that Paul Walker will not be part of. The title of course is keeping along with the theme used in the last films in the franchise. For Fast & Furious 6, the tagline read “All roads lead to this; for Furious 7, it was “One last ride.” Watch any of the Fast franchise on Amazon Prime.
Of course, Paul was only in parts of Furious 7, as he was killed in a car accident during a production break on the film in November 2013. And Vin’s character was not only extremely close with Paul’s, but he considered him a brother. At the People’s Choice Awards in January, Vin actually won for the role and took the opportunity to honor Paul. “You know, as I was coming up here — I always do this, I say, ‘I’m not gonna get emotional about winning these awards,’ and I was cool while I was sitting in my seat, and then, they handed me two awards — one for favorite action movie and one for favorite film. You all thought that this was your favorite film,” he said in his speech. “So, I think of Dom (his character) and Brian (Paul’s character), and I start to think of Paul.”
Following that, he sang the lyrics to “See You Again,” which was also added to the movie after Paul’s death. It was definitely tough to watch, but we know that the film and the entire franchise will always pay tribute to him.
Do you like the new poster, HollywoodLifers?