'Fast and Furious 8' Update: Brian O'Conner Set to Come Back Using Technology; Full Cast RevealedBy Marjorie, UniversityHerald Reporter
After the tragic death of Paul Walker followed by closure of his role as Brian O'Conner in the "Fast and Furious 7," his character is set to come in the franchise' eight installment, but this time as a CGI.
Reports say that "Fast and Furious 8" will use CGI technology to bring back Brian, as hinted by Paul's brother. This is to pay tribute to Paul and his character in the movie. The move is also meant to let his fans know that he is still around.
Now, the preparation of the "Fast 8" which is directed by F. Gary Gray of "Straight Outta Compton" is underway and the characters have been revealed.
According to Cinemablend, the "Fast and Furious" mainstays Vin Diesel (Dom Toretto), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), Ludacris as Tej Parker, Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) will still be part of the cast. Being considered by Vin Diesel as family, they will keep coming back in every "Fast and Furious" franchise.
Returning casts includes Ronda Rousey (Kara), and Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) of the "Tokyo Drift". Eva Mendes' return as Agent Monica Fuentes is still yet to be confirmed.
Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), of course are set to return. However, an Instagram post by Dwayne hints that Hobbs this time may not be on the right side. Deckard, on the other hand, was placed in a high-security prison by Hobbs in the "Fast and Furious 7." Will Deckard and Hobbs stage a prison break this time?
Speaking of villains, "Fast and Furious 8" will have new villains. Helen Mirren will perhaps play Deckard's mom. There is also a rumor about the team of dangerously seductive ladies which includes Ruby Rose, Cara Delevigne and Charlize Theron who is described as a villain of Hannibal Lecter-Type.
Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) will also be part of the movie who will play as the tough man on Charlize Theron's side.
Scott Eastwood, the son of actor-director Clint Eastwood has already signed up to officially become part of the growing cast, reported Digital Spy.
With the cast completed and revving up preparations, the eighth franchise of the "Fast and Furious" is now ready for the Apr. 14, 2017 worldwide release.