'Fast and Furious 8' cast and setting updates: Familiar faces slated to come back; movie set to film scenes in Iceland


Production of the eighth installment of “Fast and Furious” is reportedly ongoing already and fans are already clamoring for what the long running movie series will bring to the table once it gets back on the road next year.

With a jampacked recurring core cast including Vin Diesel (Dominc Toretto), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Tej Parker) as well as newbies reprising their roles like Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs) and villain Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), the franchise is looking to bring back familiar faces to the new movie.

One of which is Lucas Black who played one of the leading roles in the fourth installment of the franchise titled “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.” Yibada reports that the actor is speculated to be on board not just in the upcoming movie but for all three movies which will comprise the new trilogy chapter of the franchise.

The actor’s character named Sean Boswell previously made a cameo in the latest installment of the series when Dominic went to Japan to personally investigate the anomalous death of Han (Sung Kang) at the start of “Furious 7.” If this rumor turns out to be true, he might be joining another former “Fast and Furious” star, Eva Longroia, who played Monica Fuentes way back in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” who is also rumored to be in talks with the casting crew.

Meanwhile, a separate article by Iceland Review points to a local publication Visir which reported that the film is cooking a big surprise for its fans as a part of the movie will be shot in West Island town of Akranes. The small community residing in the municipality found out about the news when Mayor Regna svaldsdttir personally told them via their orrablt gathering. The cast and crew are expected to slowly arrive in April. Aside from Iceland, other scenes for the movie will be shot in New York and Cuba with Universal Pictures trying to iron out paper works for the Cuba leg of the movie.

“Universal Pictures is currently in the process of seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to explore shooting a portion of the next installment of the ‘Fast & Furious’ series in Cuba,” a source of Variety said.

Currently dubbed as “Fast 8,” the movie is expected to drop on April 14, 2017.