The next installment in Universal’s extremely successful Fast & Furious franchise continues to add more huge names to its cast. Sources have confirmed that Mad Max: Fury Road star Charlize Theron has officially joined the cast and will play an important role in Fast 8.
What will her role be? Well, we don’t have the exact details, but we do know she is playing the lead villain. It’s an interesting twist that should get fans excited.
Another thing that should get you pumped? Theron didn’t rush this decision. The studio reportedly had a meeting with her before the script was complete. She didn’t commit to anything then because she wanted to read the completed script.
Now that she has read the script, she has agreed to join the film, which means (hopefully!) that Fast 8 will continue to impress. The Fast & Furious franchise is like limited menu items at Taco Bell. Every year they get more insane and more dangerous, and you think, “No way a taco wrapped in bacon, covered in chocolate, and topped with needles is going to satisfy me,” but it does every single time!
Fast 8 will move into production next month. It’s scheduled to be released April 14, 2017. Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson will all return. F. Gary Gray will direct.