Filming is underway on Fast and Furious 8 in a variety of locations, from the snow-covered landscape of Iceland to the city streets of Cleveland, but the franchise’s theme of family appears to remain intact even as Straight Outta Compton helmer director F. Gary Gray looks to be spearheading the biggest Fast & Furious film yet. Series star/godfather Vin Diesel has shared a new image from the set of Fast and Furious 8 that reveals the full main cast of the highly anticipated sequel, and boy does this thing look stacked.
First of all there’s Charlize Theron as the sequel’s Big Bad, but Kurt Russell is also reprising his somewhat mysterious role from Furious 7. Initially, that film’s ending was supposed to tee Russell up for a larger part to play in Fast & Furious 8, but Paul Walker’s untimely passing led to a major overhaul of that film’s finale, instead using the time to eulogize Walker and his character. So one assumes the full extent of Russell’s character’s reach will be revealed in this globe-trotting adventure, but we’ve also got the return of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
The other major newcomers to the ensemble are Scott Eastwood and Game of Thrones and Force Majure actor Kristofer Hivju, who star alongside returning cast members Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne Johnson, and Nathalie Emmanuel, who made her first appearance in Furious 7.
Take a closer look at the cast in Diesel’s Instagram below. Fast & Furious 8 opens in theaters on April 14, 2017.