From the looks of things and the amount of money that Furious 7 made, the Fast & Furious series will continue. That being said, it will have to continue without Paul Walker, who passed away in a tragic car accident. Furious 7 made over $1.5 billion worldwide. Apparently Fast & Furious 8 will be the start of a new trilogy. Fast and the Furious franchise producer Neal H. Moritz (during ScreenRant’s Goosebumps set visit) and inquire as to how the creative team behind Furious 8 will approach this new chapter. Here is what Moritz had to say:
“We’re trying to do what we always do, which is try to come at it from a character point of view and figure out where the characters would go from here. I think the thing that’s made The Fast and the Furious special is obviously we have incredible action and so on. But the thing that people really relate to the most is the characters. We’re lucky that we have a lot of great characters. Unfortunately, we don’t have Paul anymore. His character… has moved on. But we feel like there’s a lot still to be mined. That’s where we’restarting. We’re really talking about the characters, where they all sit right now. It’s a huge challenge.”
To sort of “ease” the loss of Paul Walker’s Brian O’Connor, they’re bringing Eva Mendes back. But the thing is, her character had a relationship with O’Connor.