Just days after it was announced that Charlize Theron will be joining the cast of Fast and Furious 8, Scott Eastwood will also be joining the franchise for their next installment due out next year.
Scott is incredibily excited with the project and posted a lengthy and heartfelt message 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. 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
Fans should also be excited that there will be a steady stream of fast cars and intense action flowing though theaters over the next 5 years.
Theron will be playing a villain in #F8, a departure from her other driving roles in films such as The Italian Job and Mad Max: Fury Road. If you have any doubt about Charlize’s ability behind the wheel, just check out this video:
As for Scott, he’s going to be Kurt Russell’s new protégé. If you’ll recall, Russell played Mr. Nobody in Furious 7 and was a covert operative/ government agent.
While Mr. Nobody was an ally throughout the movie, it’s uncertain that his protégé will be the same. Remember what happened in Furious 6?