According to The Wrap, Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju has landed a role as one of the main villain’s henchmen, and you can bet your life that it will lead to him fighting…someone!
Statham is expected to return in some capacity, and there haven’t been any updates on Theron’s involvement. However, among those coming back are Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and more. Hivju plays Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, and while he’s appeared in the likes of After Earth and The Thing, this could be his big break. The actor also starred in the critically acclaimed foreign film, Force Majeure.
Fast and Furious 8 is being directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton). James Wan did the previous instalment, but has been busy with The Conjuring 2 and has Aquaman lined up next. Justin Lin meanwhile didn’t return because he’s been shooting Star Trek Beyond.