After All the Drama, Here's The Fate of the Furious

Screengrab of smooching via The Fate of the Furious.
Screengrab of smooching via The Fate of the Furious.

One of the only things that brought me joy on the Internet this summer was the bald Daddy feud between Vin Diesel and The Rock on the set of The Fate of the Furious. It turned out to most likely be a PR stunt, but what can I say: it worked, and now I care about this stupid trailer.

If you were hoping to see cars in this trailer then you’re about to lose your shit. Vin Diesel’s Dom is having some sort of midlife crisis, and since he already owns all the sports cars, he decides to deal with it by betraying his car family to go smooch Charlize Theron. His betrayal lands The Rock in jail to face off with Jason Statham, but both are eventually freed to get new $200,000 cars to destroy in an attempt to bring Dom down.

Of course, they take their orange Lamborghinis to an ice floe and get chased by a submarine, which is by far the most realistic moment of the entire franchise.


We don’t know why exactly Dom would betray his fam like that, but it may be some sort of mind control. Or the power of an icy blond with killer hair extensions.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Maybe it was massaged into a PR stunt, but it’s still true. Vin regularly kept an entire cast and crew waiting for hours past his call time whilst lounging in his trailer. Source? Close friend on the production. “We’re just not important enough for him,” sneered said friend, noting that Vin maintains his vast social media presence on his own, and indeed at great length.

That is exactly the kind of asshole diva behaviour that would piss off a hard worker like Dwyane Johnson.