Fast and Furious 8 plot
Vin Diesel 's upcoming Fast and Furious sequel will be based on the streets of New YorkVin Diesel/Instagram

The emotionally charged Fast And Furious 7 sure left fans in tears – most of whom were sad because of the tragic death of actor Paul Walker in a car accident in November 2013. And it seems like the upcoming film in the franchise will follow in the heels of the previous edition, or at least this is what the latest poster of Fast And Furious 8 – shared by actor Vin Diesel shows.

Walker's absence will surely be felt as Diesel is seen staring at an empty road "lost in thought" in the new poster he shared on Facebook. It reads, "New Roads Ahead", and shows a sad Dominic Toretto staring towards an empty road. The movie is set for release on 14 April 2017.

The untimely death of Walker left a gaping hole in the Fast and Furious franchise and fans are curious to know who would step in his shoes to fill the void. The franchise, recently hired Scott Eastwood – son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood – and seems like he could be a likely replacement for Walker's character of Brian O'Connor.

Digital Spy reports that Eastwood's character will work with Kurt Russell's Mr Nobody and will assign a new mission to Dom and his crew. The upcoming sequel will feature some outstanding action scenes on the streets of New York.

Meanwhile, Eastwood has expressed excitement after joining the Furious team and termed the movie franchise as a "legacy". He wrote on Instagram, "It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It's a legacy.

"These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can't wait to join it. Now I can't say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up.

"Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul's story and the FAST family is like a dream come true."

Furious 8 also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Eva Mendes, Kristofer Hivju, and will hit theatres on 14 April 2017.