'Fast and Furious 8' Spoilers: Clint Eastwood's Son, Scott, Confirmed To Star In 'Furious 7' Sequel [VIDEO]
Clint Eastwood's son, Scott Eastwood, will be starring in Fast and Furious 8.
Scott has got a few films under his belt, with some exciting new releases coming up with Suicide Squad and Oliver Stone's Snowden. The announcement was made via Fast and Furious's official Twitter page. The only detail that was revealed about Scott's role was th fact that he will be playing a protege to Kurt Russell's Mr. Nobody.
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) April 11, 2016
This bit of casting news comes at the heels of a major announcement about the new villains in Fast and Furious 8.
Recently, Variety confirmed from inside sources that Charlize Theron had finally agreed to the part after perusing a finished draft of the script.
In other related news, it was recently announced that Game of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju is set to star as the lead antagonist in the Furious 7 sequel. According to a report by The Wrap, Hivju will be playing the part of the leader of the villains in the movie.
In February, Deadline had reported that the movie was looking to cast a solo female villain for this movie and they had Theron in mind. This addition to Fast and Furious 8 could make things very exciting, especially given Theron's record playing gritty roles, most recently blowing audiences minds away as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. She has also played the steely villainous part in Snowhite and the Huntsman as Queen Ravenna.
In other news, Jason Statham is also set to return as Deckard Shaw, the main villain in Furious 7.
Statham had confirmed the news about his return earlier last year. Making an appearance for the launch of the Fast and Furious based theme ride, 'Supercharged,' at Universal Studios Hollywood, he even dished some about the franchise's success.
The actor to Access Hollywood on the red carpet talking about Furious 7's immense success.
"Yeah, it just shows the fanbase is very unique. They really do relate to the characters. They love these characters. They've followed them for years and years," Statham said.
The actor also talked his excitement at returning for the next movie in the franchise.
"We're already talking about doing another one, Part 8. I'm a newcomer, I just got invited to the party on this last one. It is nice to know I'll be doing another."
Fast and Furious 8 will be released on April 15, 2017.
Furious 7 opened in theaters on April 3, 2015.