Jason Statham Will Reprise His Role As Deckard Shaw For “Furious 8″
The Fast and The Furious film franchise will be returning with “Furious 8″ and Jason Statham is included in the cast list.
“Furious 7″ was one of the most awaited movies of 2014 because it was the last film that Paul Walker filmed before he had passed due to a freak car accident. The film franchise got a lot of support from fans who wanted to see Paul Walker and how well the production did by using Walker’s brother as a double.
However, Walker was not the only characters that people were hyped to see. Jason Statham was the villain that Furious fans were waiting to see.
Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, was a rouge special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother after the events that happened in Spain. The main target of Shaw is Dominic Toretto and his team. They were the ones responsible for putting Shaw’s younger brother into a coma.
Furious 8″ rumors with Jason Statham in the cast has been going around since the box-office success of “Furious 7″, which has grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide according to IGN.
According to US Magazine, the 47-year old Statham said in an interview, ” We’re already talking about doing another one, part eight. I’m a newcomer, I just got invited to the party in this last one, so it’s nice to know I’m going to be doing another.
“They’ve always got something good up their sleeves, I don’t want to be the one who spoils everything!…But there is some great stuff that I already know about,” added the actor.
The Fast and The Furious is an American action-film franchise that centers on illegal street racing and heists. The series was established in 2001 with a film of the same title. A number of sequels then followed and it has become Universal’s biggest franchise of all time.
For “Furious 8″ Jason Statham will be expecting to reunite with regulars like Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris among others.
Universal Pictures announced that the eight installment to the franchise will be released on April 2017