Fast & Furious Franchise Set to Continue Without Paul Walker

Furious 7 has certainly been one of the most talked about film releases in recent times, sadly though not for all the right reasons – after the tragic and unexpected passing of one of the franchises key stars, Paul Walker back in 2013, the film has been a prominent feature in the spotlight, with one major question still waiting to be answered.

Now it seems original star Vin Diesel has finally put rumours of the franchises completion to bed, with news that Furious 8 is already in the works, despite the latest instalment still yet to hit cinemas.

Perhaps not so crazy considering that the latest release of the hit super-charged action franchise is projected to break April box-office records with over a $100 million domestically (US only) in its opening weekend. A hefty haul which would eclipse the current record of $90 million held by last years Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Vin Diesel spilled the gossip regarding further sequels during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, also hinting at potential key plot points regarding a the new mysterious character of Mr. Nobody, played by franchise new-comer Kurt Russell.

What the plot will be about in Furious 8, and who will remain with it, will very much hind on how Paul Walker’s character is written out of the franchise. You can though catch Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Stathom, Kurt Russell and the rest of the original cast when Furious 7 roars into cinemas worldwide from this weekend (April 3).