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Charlize Theron will make life hard for Vin Diesel and Co as Fast and Furious 8 villain

April 8th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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While we have no information on the character, we can confirm that Charlize Theron is in place as the main villain in Fast and Furious 8.

After Theron’s performance in Snow White and the Huntsman and [especially] Mad Max: Fury Road, we think this is great news and a fun shift in dynamic for the Fast and Furious franchise, with a female lead big bad.

While we will surely know more about her character soon – the movie is only a year away – but we already love the casting.

In related news, Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju will play one of Theron’s henchmen.

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Let us know what you think, folks.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black will all be back for the first movie in the franchise to not feature the late Paul Walker. We’d say it’s a safe bet that Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell will be back too. 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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