The eighth movie in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise is still at least 16 months away, with very few details revealed about it. However, there are recent rumors pertaining to the casts who may join “Fast and Furious 8.”
Last week, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone posted on her Instagram account a photo of her along with Vin Diesel with the background “xXx.” Shortly after, Vin Diesel posted on his Instagram page another photo of him and Padukone together. Although this would normally imply that the Bollywood star will be joining the film “xXx,” some believe that she may also be part of the cast of “Fast and Furious 8.”
Padukone has also been secretive about it, but teased that fans will find out soon. She said, “You will know soon. He is a friend. And he is someone I am extremely fond of. And more than anything else, he is an amazing person. But about everything else that everyone wants to know, you will know soon,” noted Bollywood Life.
Meanwhile, there are also news that Cody, the younger brother of Paul Walker, may join the set in the upcoming sequel. Paul died in a tragic car accident two years ago before the seventh installment of the film was completed. With this, Cody played double as his brother in the previous film. In “Fast and Furious 8,” Cody may play the role of a new racer or the younger brother of Brian O’ Connor.
Aside from them, there are also rumors that Matt Damon and Helen Mirren may join the roster of the upcoming film for still unconfirmed roles.
However, fans should take these rumors with a grain of salt as none of them have been officially confirmed.
On the other hand, fans can anticipate the return of the franchise’s regular casts Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs.
“Fast and Furious 8” will be in theatres on April 14, 2017.