Another Long Trailer For 'The Fate of the Furious' Revealed

Another Long Trailer For 'The Fate of the Furious' Revealed

By Robert Dougherty Mar 09, 2017 09:57 AM
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

In just over a month, The Fate of the Furious will unfold in theaters. It is rumored to be almost 160 minutes long, which may make it fitting that it now has a second trailer longer than average as well.

This second three-minute long trailer once more sets up that Vin Diesel's Dom has somehow turned against his family thanks to Charlize Theron's "high tech terrorist" that old foes Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are forced to work together in the hunt for Dom, and that the latest vehicular hijinks go from Cuba to New York to the Arctic.

This trailer does add the eye popping detail of Theron's Cipher hacking into every car in New York, and Johnson's Hobbs' chasing down a torpedo from Cipher's Arctic submarine. In addition, Cipher cryptically states that her and Dom's paths have already crossed before, in a somewhat ominous hint at retconning. Spectre retroactively tainted the Daniel Craig James Bond era with the nonsensical twist that Blofeld orchestrated all his previous movies, so hopefully the Furious saga doesn't take the same route with Fast and Furious 6 and Furious 7.

But the most important new detail is Dom screaming "I GOT NO CHOICE!" in working for Cipher, further muddling theories on why he's doing it anyway. It had been easy to assume Kurt Russell's government agent was forcing him to go deep cover against Cipher and betray his family to make it work, but this is either a blow to that theory or a bit of misdirection.

If two hours and 40 minutes worth of action doesn't explain it further, two more sequels afterwards probably will. Yet on the off chance they can fit Dom's actual motivations into The Fate of the Furious, audiences will see them and much more on April 14.

Tags: Fast 8 (2017), Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Fast & Furious
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