Due to an announcement made earlier via Twitter, we can officially say Scott Eastwood has been cast for Furious 8. Eastwood, known for starring in action packed films and exhibiting sultry stares, will make an interesting addition to the Fast family.
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) April 11, 2016
In typical plot-smashing fashion, tons of high speed car chases and likely near-death experiences for stunt doubles, F&F will come swinging through to compete with the likes of heavy hitters Marvel and DC, who have a roster of major films planned for the coming year. Box office numbers can attest: If you can successfully pull off explosions mixed with a few heartfelt moments you know the crowds will come. Who can forget the ending of Furious 7? If you were not in a puddle of tears by the last shot of Paul Walker, you’re cold-hearted.
After the announcement was made by Fast & Furious’s official Twitter, Scott Eastwood took to Instagram to make an announcement of his own.
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
“Paul – I am going to make you proud.”
Scott, we have no doubt in our minds you are going to make Paul and all of us proud.
Furious 8 is scheduled to hit theaters everywhere April 2017.