Diesel told theatre bosses at the annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, "We are making Furious 8... and now the fun part, the date. I love telling you guys the date! #Furious8 will be yours to share with the world on April 14, 2017."

Furious 7 recently became the first film to pass the $1 billion mark at the international box office in just 17 days.