Why did Dominic Toretto turn evil? Vin Diesel and the Fast & Furious crew explain

Updated on Mar 29, 2017 10:45 AM IST

The first trailer for The Fate of the Furious surprised everyone by introducing a plot line in which Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto had gone rogue. Now, a new featurette tries to explain why they chose to do this.

The Fate of the Furious is slated for an April 14 release.
The Fate of the Furious is slated for an April 14 release.
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A new featurette for the Fate of the Furious (the curiously titled eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise) attempts to explain the thought process that went into making Dom Toretto turn on his ‘family’.

The most radical change we saw in the first trailer for the film was Dom’s decision to ‘go rogue’ and turn his back on his crew. On the surface, it seemed like he was being forced into becoming adversarial by Charlize Theron’s villainous hacker.

Now, a new video featurette goes into more depth, trying to make sense of Dom’s change of heart.

“The only way we were going to be able to continue this story was to explore the darker, more dangerous side to Dom Toretto,” says Vin Diesel. “And that’s what we had to do.”

“This is a completely different story to what you’ve experienced in the Fast franchise,” says director F Gary Gray. “Dom is always about family, and in this storyline, he’s going up against the team, and he’s going up against the family.”

“This is a whole new start to this franchise, and that’s what we do. We reinvent ourselves,” adds Ludacris, who plays Tej in the films.

The Fate of the Furious is scheduled for an April 14 release.

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