Actor Vin Diesel poses backstage at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States August 16, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

“The Fate of the Furious” trailer was released a few days back and the fans finally got to see the glimpse of all that they have been longing for - cars, chases, insane stunts and much more. However, they were a little disappointed and shocked to see their favourite character Dominic Toretto betraying his family.

Diesel addressed the concern of his fans in a video that he posted on social media. In a Facebook post, he said, “I can't tell you how hard it was to make that movie. We've been talking about family for so many pictures. And it was inevitable that there would be a chapter that would challenge that concept of family. I guess it all makes sense when you see the film.”

“I don’t have friends, I got family,” Dom said in Furious 7. Hence, it was startling for Dom’s fans to see their much-loved character go against his family in “The Fate of the Furious”. Many suspect that it would come as a result of adding sexy and deadly character of Charlize Theron (Cipher) in the film. However, Diesel did not spill any beans on the same.

The cast and the crew of “The Fate of the Furious” have put in quite a lot of hard work in the eighth chapter of the franchise. It was tough for the team to work without the star actor Paul Walker, who the world lost in a car accident in 2013.

During the launch of the trailer at the Times Square, Diesel was quoted as saying, “We work so, so, so hard to make these movies. We put our lives on the line, we put everything we have into it but without the fans and the love that they give us, without the support that they give us, when we had losses, the world cried with us. And the multiculturalism that you see in our movies is born from me living in this city…. Cause this city is the most multicultural city in the world, and I’m a product of that.”

Directed by F. Gary Gray, “The Fate of the Furious” will hit the screens in Australia on April 12, 2017. Apart from Diesel, Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), will be joined by Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and Kurt Russell (Mr. Nobody).

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