Furious 7 is still raking in cash hand over fist at the box office, but moviegoers won’t have to wait very long to see the next installment in the ever-popular Fast and Furious franchise. At the annual CinemaCon convention, Vin Diesel announced that Universal Pictures will make an eighth movie – tentatively titled Furious 8 – and it will hit theaters April 14, 2017. The news was quickly confirmed by the studio on Twitter.

Though no other details were revealed about the next movie, this wasn’t unexpected. Previous reports have the Fast and Furious movies stretching out to a total of 10 movies, and that is likely solidified by the strong performance of Furious 7. It took just about two weeks for the movie to gross more than $1 billion, making it the highest-grossing film in Universal Pictures history as well as making it the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, and that number continues to grow.

Continue reading to learn more about the next franchise in the Fast and Furious franchise.

Why it matters

So far, the seven movies in the Fast and Furious franchise have grossed a total of more than $3.6 billion, so the sequels will keep getting pumped out as long as the cash keeps rolling in.

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