It should come as no surprise that Furious 8 is happening, given that Furious 7 is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, pulling in more than $1 billion at the box office in less than 30 days since its domestic release.
Latinos have always been a part of the franchise, from Eva Mendes’ undercover customs agent Monica Fuentes in the early films, to Michelle Rodriguez’s central Letty heroine — who seemingly died in Fast Five and was then resurrected for Fast & Furious 6 – to Jordana Brewster’s Mia and Elsa Pataky’s Elena. In the current installment, Romeo Santos makes a cameo as brother from another mother to Vin Diesel’s Dom character.
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And when it comes to the music, reggaeton is synonymous with Rápido y Furioso. Prince Royce and J Balvin both have tracks on the chart-topping Furious 7 soundtrack, and past hits include Pitbull’s “Blanco” and “Bandoleros” by Tego Calderón and Don Omar, both of whom had bit parts as Dom’s associates in past films of the franchise.
Nominate your favorite reggaetonero/a for the next film below.