The Torettos are back: The Fast and the Furious part 8, officially titled The Fate of the Furious, hits theaters this weekend. Throughout the franchise Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and the rest of the Toretto family have filmed on a number of islands. Fast 8 is no exception, with large portions of the movie taking place in Iceland, Cuba, and New York City. Here’s a look at filming locations from the franchise’s history.
Each Fast and Furious movie seems to get more global in scale and more over-the-top in terms of action, and The Fate of the Furious delivers. With filming locations including Cuba, Iceland and New York City, the film spins the globe and lands on some of our favorite islands.
The Fate of the Furious Filming Locations – Havana, Cuba
The Fate of the Furious is the first Hollywood studio film to shoot in Cuba since the 1960s embargo. And it makes sense: The island’s classic-car culture makes it a an ideal fit for this auto-obsessed franchise. With the series going back to its roots and including more racing scenes, we’re hoping to see awesome vintage cars racing through Havana’s streets.
The Fate of the Furious Filming Locations – Iceland
If you’ve seen the trailer, you know that Fast 8 takes its action sequences to a whole new level in Iceland. Cars racing around on a glacier? Check. A submarine crashing through the ice? Check. The Rock diverting a torpedo with his bare hands? Check. The scenes filmed in Iceland promise to be the sort of epic moments fans that love, as the Torettos wreak havoc and leave destruction in their wake.
The Fate of the Furious Filming Locations – New York City
What happens when a digital terrorist takes control of all the on-board computers of Manhattan’s cars? Thousands of cars racing through Times Square and crashing through the city in yet another chase scene of epic proportions.
2 Fast 2 Furious Filming Locations – Florida Keys
2 Fast 2 Furious saw the crew head from California to Florida and scenes were shot in Miami and around the Florida Keys. The Seven Mile Bridge was the perfect spot for racing, while Rickenbacker Marina at Key Biscayne’s Virginia Key served as the car and boat impound for a pivotal scene in the film.
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift Filming Locations – Japan
With Tokyo Drift in the name, it’s a no-brainer that this installment of the franchise filmed in Japan. The world famous Shibuya Crossing made an appearance and scenes were also filmed in Harujuku, but about half of the scenes were actually shot in California’s Little Tokyo.
Fast Five Filming Locations – Rio de Janeiro and Puerto Rico
Fast Five took place in Rio de Janeiro and while scenes were filmed in Rio and the Christ the Redeemer statue was featured prominently in a number of shots, Puerto Rico stood in for the city in a number of key scenes.
Fast & Furious 6 Filming Locations – Tenerife, Canary Islands
A portion of the sixth installment of the franchise was filmed in England, but the main action was filmed in the Canary Islands, with the climactic bridge chase scene being shot on Tenerife.
Furious 7 Filming Locations – Abu Dhabi
Fast fans aren’t likely to forget Toretto jumping a $3 million dollar Lykan HyperSport across the gap between two Etihad Towers buildings in Abu Dhabi. Apparently there’s math that proves it can be done, but we don’t recommend trying it at home. Other notable scenes in were shot at Emirates Palace.