The Fate of the Furious Opens With Epic Race in Cuba

— Last week we shared this clip from The Fate of the Furious of Dom (Vin Diesel) in an old school drag race that would have been thrilling even if the vintage car he was driving wasn’t on fire. It turns out that this scene, which was filmed in Cuba (The Fate of the Furious is the largest American production to ever shoot in the country) is the opening set piece of the film. HBO went down to Cuba during production and shot this behind-the-scenes featurette, which includes Michelle Rodrigeuz (she’s played Letty since the very first The Fast & Furious) explaining that this opening scene harkens back to the film’s origins, before Dom and his crew blew up into globe-trotting vigilantes and began driving their cars out of the back of cargo plans…in mid-air. Check out HBO’s video here:

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