Ladies and gentlemen, meet "Little Nobody." He's the newest addition to the Fast & Furious family, and as you will soon see, when the sequel hits theaters. And he is portrayed by series newcomer Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad, The Longest Ride). Why does he have this nickname? What was it like joining this long-running franchise? And will he be back for future installments? All of this was covered in an exclusive Facebook LIVE that CinemaBlend conducted with Scott Eastwood on behalf of The Fate of the Furious, held at the Facebook Media Center in New York City. But why read about it, when you can watch right now:
In F. Gary Gray's The Fate of the Furious, the team must react when their leader, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), goes rogue. In order to bring Dom in, a shady figure we met in Furious 7, Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell), recruits Hobbs (The Rock) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) for a mission that also includes Eric Reisner (Scott Eastwood), whom the team nicknames "Little Nobody."
But in truth, the Fast & Furious franchise has been adding new names with each chapter, from The Rock joining in Fast Five to Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren stepping in as villains in The Fate of the Furious. And as Scott Eastwood explains in the Facebook LIVE from above, the ensemble really does welcome everyone in with open arms.
It just might not LOOK like that initially. Here's an exclusive clip, shared with us by Universal, that shows how Hobbs treats Eric during their first meeting:
The Fate of the Furious is the eighth chapter in this ongoing series, and the first to explore a founding team member going against his "family." From what Vin Diesel has said about the plot of this new one, it could trigger a fresh trilogy, that would carry Fast through 10 whole features, That's staggering for a movie that, back in 2001, didn't set out to reinvent the modern movie series, or explore how far one franchise could go when based around cool car culture.
The Fate of the Furious co-stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron as the big baddie, Cypher. It opens in theaters on April 14. And for more information on Upcoming 2017 Movies, click those words.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.