Jason Statham to return as villain for Furious 8

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2015 18:08 IST

Hollywood action star Jason Statham, who played Deckard Shaw in the last two installments of Fast & Furious series, is set to return for the upcoming sequel.

Statham, 47, who first joined the franchise in 2013 movie Fast and Furious 6, will reprise his role in the upcoming eighth chapter, reported Ace Showbiz.

"We're already talking about doing another one, part eight. 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," the actor said.

The Transporter star only made a cameo in the sixth movie but he later had a bigger role in Furious 7. It will be the first film in the franchise without Paul Walker.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson will reprise their respective roles as Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs.

The eighth installment is set to hit North America on April 14, 2017

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