Charlize Theron may be about to hit the road again, but it won't be as Furiosa in a Mad Max sequel. Instead, the badass actress is gearing up for vehicular mayhem of another sort, by entering talks to join Vin Diesel for Fast 8, and if she signs on she'll be playing the franchise's latest villain.
The report comes from Variety, who say Universal is "eager" to have the Oscar-winning actress join the cast, which includes Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, and Lucas Black. Plot details are still unavailable, but we know the story will take the gang to New York for the very first time. That could be a perfect setup to introduce Theron, who would be their first true female foe. Sure, there have been guest stars like Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano, but they were there just to brawl with Rodriguez then leave. Theron would pose a different kind of threat as a woman who can go toe-to-to with Rodriguez while intimidating the crap out of guys like Diesel and Johnson.
So we'll see how this shakes out. F. Gary Gray is directing Fast 8 to hit theaters on April 14th 2017, and that will be followed by at least two more sequels.