'Fast & Furious 8' Release Date & Update: 'FF7' Deleted Scene Sheds Light on Letty's Recovery
The "Fast and Furious" franchise is revving up for a new chapter.
A fresh clip from the Wall Street Journal showed a deleted scene from "Furious 7" that revealed how Michelle Rodriguez's character Leticia "Letty" Ortiz was able to find herself between leaving the gang and rejoining them in the last film. Fans will be able to recall how the fiery brunette was struggling at the beginning of the seventh installment of the franchise because of how she was unable to recall anything from her previous life.
The footage showed Letty visiting the facility where she recovered after the accident that supposedly killed her. Being in the familiar setting allowed her memories to flood back, revealing it was the late Gisele (Gal Gadot) who actually dragged her injured to the clinic and saved her life. Later, as Letty turned to leave the building, a nurse approached her to help her find her records and discover what happened to her.
The video clip was able to fill in a gap in the plotline during the film when Letty reappeared in the middle of the film seemingly out of nowhere. Furthermore, the flashback allowed a glimpse of a beloved member of the "Fast and Furious" family, who passed away in the film.
The deleted scene was a treat to fans of the franchise as talks resume for the production of the next installment. According to Movie News Guide, Vin Diesel will be coming back as Dom, along with franchise regulars including Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Deckard Shaw.
Some of the new faces rumored to be joining the star-studded roster are Ruby Rose of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" and Helen Mirren. There have also been some speculations that the team is trying to get Angelina Jolie on board.
A report from Cinema Blend revealed some other details on the upcoming film including plans to set the story in the busy streets of New York City. The franchise, known to stage some of Hollywood's most ridiculous stunts, will have a field day in the bright lights of the Big Apple. Familiar faces such as Lucas Black and Eva Mendes are also said to be part of the franchise's next chapter.
"Furious 7" is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 15. "Fast and Furious 8" is set to hit theaters on April 14.
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