#1 In 2001 the first Fast and the Furious film was released.
The action packed film starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster. Who knew that this one off film about illegal street races would spawn such a massive franchise.
#2 From illegal street racing to international crime fighters, the franchise has changed quite a bit.
The stakes just keep getting higher as the series rolls on.
#3 F. Gary Gray directed the film.
You might also know him from his work directing The Italian Job and Straight Outta Compton. I think he was a good choice.
#4 Vin Diesel stated in an Instagram post that there would be at least 2 more films in the series.
For those who can't count that would bring the total up to 10. This has been met with mixed emotions. Some are excited for more Furious while others feel like they are beating a dead horse and should have ended things with movie 7.
#5 Minus Tokyo Drift, this is the first film that will not feature Paul Walker playing Brian O'Conner.
Walker sadly died while filming the 7th film in 2013.