The Fast & Furious series is possibly the only franchise in mainstream movie history that has actually gotten better with its subsequent installments, especially after 2011’s Fast Five which turned a pretty generic street-racing franchise into an off-the-wall vehicular warfare action franchise. The franchise has also had some sweet villains in recent films, such as Luke Evans as Owen Shaw, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw and now we have Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast 8.
The official Fast & Furious Twitter account gave us our first look at the badass new villain.
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) May 20, 2016
It’s unknown if she’s another Shaw sibling; though wouldn’t that be ridiculously awesome? From this picture we can tell that she’s an old-school Metallica fan so she’s okay in our book. After her revolutionary turn as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, it’s reasonable to expect a great villain who shouldn’t be messed with when she gets behind the wheel.
Fast 8 is currently filming in Cuba with Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray and reunites Vin Diesel, Dwyane Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the crew. Fast 8 will hit theatres in April 2017.
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