Jason Statham to return for ‘Furious 8’

The villain of Furious 7 is returning for another ride.

After joining the ensemble of the record-breaking seventh Fast and Furious installment,Jason Statham will appear in Furious 8, due in theaters on April 14, 2017.

The actor told Access Hollywood that his character Deckard Shaw, the antagonist of Furious 7, will make an appearance in the series’ next film.

“We’re already talking about doing another one, part eight,” Statham said. “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.”

To tide fans over before the next film’s 2017 release date, the 65,000-square-foot Supercharged thrill ride, which opened June 24 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Diesel announced the release date of Furious 8, which will be the franchise’s first film without the late Paul Walker, at CinemaCon in April.

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