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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Little discussed fact: The Fast and The Furious was originally going to be set in New York. In fact, it was based off a VIBE Magazine article about the street racing scene right here in my hometown of the Big Apple. Somewhere along the way, the setting was changed to Los Angeles and, despite the concept for the film coming from the Empire State, the series has managed to NOT visit New York in any of itsseven installments so far. 

Well, that will all change soon.

According to Vin Diesel, who was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote The Last Witch Hunter, fielded a question from the host about where Fast & Furious 8 would be taking place. 

The actor answered, emphatically: 

“New York, baby!”

Something tells me there will be a lot of “firsts” for this eighth entry in the series, since it’s meant to kick off a final trilogy of films. I get the sense it will subtly reboot itself with Fast & Furious 8. New setting. No Paul Walker. More departures from “the norm” to come. That’s what I suspect. I almost want to go out on a limb and say that these next three films will center on one long storyline that builds to Dominic Toretto’s (Diesel) last ride, and will culminate in the character either going out in a blaze of glory or riding off into the sunset at the end of FF X.

What do you think? Excited to see Fast & Furious come to New York?

SOURCE: Jimmy Fallon

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.