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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with this film. Reportedly she had earlier turned down an offer to work on Furious 7 (2015) after unavailability of dates.
Donnie Yen replaced Jet Li for the role of Xiang after Li dropped out for undisclosed reasons.
Michael Bisping replaced Conor McGregor after McGregor pulled out. Both are UFC champion in their respected weight class.
Will be the first entry of the series not to feature Michael Roof due to his death in June 9, 2009.
This marks the second incident where Vin Diesel opted out of the second entry of a series that he originally launched as the lead before reprising the role again. Diesel also skipped the second entry of The Fast and the Furious series.
Kris Wu was once a member of popular Korean pop group EXO.
Ice Cube will be reprising his role as Darius Stone from XXX: State of the Union
Both Vin Diesel and Tony Jaa previously starred together in Furious 7.
Film debut of football player Neymar.
Paramount Pictures will be producing this film instead of Columbia.
During filming Michael Bisping accepted a UFC title shot on 2 weeks notice to replace injured challenger Chris Weidman. Despite being a huge betting underdog, Michael Bisping defeated his opponent Luke Rockhold in Round 1 by Knockout to become the UFC Middleweight Champion.
This will be Kris Wu's Hollywood debut.
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Both Samuel L. Jackson and Vin Diesel have roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), respectively. Also, Donnie Yen appeared in a Marvel film as Snowman in Blade II (2002).
Samuel L. Jackson and Toni Collette worked together in the movie Shaft (2000).
Both Donnie Yen and Samuel L. Jackson have roles in the Star Wars expanded universe as Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One (2016) and as Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, respectively. Both characters share a connection with the Force, an energy field that binds all living things and grant powers and abilities to those who are sensitive to it. Although Îmwe's lacks Force abilities that Windu processes, he's keenly attuned to it.
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As shown in one of the trailers Ice Cube who starred in xXx: State of the Union makes a cameo in this film.
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