This new casting comes hot on the heels of news that Charlize Theron has been confirmed as a villain in Fast 8, proving that there's going to be plenty of star power in upcoming Fast and Furious movies. Of course, with stars like Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, Fast 7 didn't exactly have a problem attracting audiences.
Eastwood took to Instagram to announce his new role, and People reports he had very nice things to say about the late Paul Walker, who died before filming on the seventh film was complete. "Paul was a close friend of mine," wrote Eastwood. "We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul's story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true."
Fast 8 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 14, 2017. That's just over a year from today, which means there's plenty of time for more casting announcements to take place.