Over the weekend it was confirmed that Charlize Theron will be playing the main villain while Kristofer Hivju will have a minor role as a henchman, with the Universal film seeing the return of Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and according to reports Jason Statham.
Scott Eastwood revealed on his instagram page what side he’ll be on in the film while also revealing a certain character will also be returning to the eighth instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise.
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. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz – I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin – thank you for the support and the insight. Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8
While Scott Eastwood has been making some moves recently on the big screen, having appeared in Fury, The Longest Ride, Diablo and will be appearing in the upcoming DC Film Suicide Squad in August as well as Snowden later in the year, it’s a good move for him and i’m also happy that Kurt Russell will appear if this is anything to go by, I don’t care how small it may be I enjoyed his character Mr. Nobody in Furious 7.
Fast 8 is scheduled for cinematic release on the 14th April 2017.