With the success of Furious 7, it’s no surprise that another film has been announced. Speaking with Access Hollywood recently, Jason Statham revealed that his character, Deckard Shaw, will be returning for Furious 8.
“We’re already talking about doing another one, Part 8. I’m a newcomer, I just got invited to the party in this last one, so it’s nice to know I’m going to be doing another.”
Statham was one of the better parts of Furious 7 and went toe to toe with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, and actually kicked some ass in the film showing that he was an actual threat to the crew. So far him and Luke Evans have been the franchise’s best villains to date.
Fast and The Furious 8 is set to hit theaters on April 14, 2017.