Dame Helen Mirren has joined the cast of the Fast & Furious franchise: Fate of the Furious. The role of the award-winning actress has been shrouded in secrecy… until now. Luke Evans played the role of Owen Shaw in previous movies. He revealed that the film will introduce the Collateral Damage actress as his character’s mom.
In A Coma
Evans himself is not involved in the new Fast & Furious movie. His character Owen Shaw is still in a coma after falling off an airplane in Furious 7. The actor will not appear in The Fate of the Furious, but his family will be there. Jason Statham, Owen’s brother Deckard, is also in the eighth installment.
When Yahoo! asked whether he will return to the franchise, the actor said: “People come around from comas, so who knows?” His character will also face a few problems even if he did miraculously get better. As the world’s most wanted criminal, the police kept Owen kept in a military hospital and breaking him out will be a huge problem.
But the Beauty and the Beast actor has an idea on how the criminal can get back to action. Owen’s brother Deckard is quite a powerful figure in the franchise. The 37-year-old explained, “he’s got a very powerful brother, and he’s now got a mom as well, who’s played by Helen Mirren.”
The people behind The Fate of the Furious has been quite secretive about the roles of the new recruits. Charlize Theron of Mad Max: Fury Road joined the cast as Cipher, the movie’s big bad. But her relationship with Dom (Vin Diesel) and the rest of the cast remains to be seen.
As the site noted, Mirren’s involvement in the Fast & Furious franchise has been set in stone since 2015. The Academy Award-winner stated in an interview that she wants to be part of the heist movies. When Diesel heard about it, he started throwing around ideas as which character she might play.
Fate of the Furious Movie Details
Meanwhile, the franchise released the movie synopsis and the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious. The plot reveals why Dom is in cahoots with Cipher. It also previewed what the rest of the team has been up to since Brian (Paul Walker) left. The franchise is also going global as the heist flies to Cuba, Iceland, and New York City. The team has only one goal: to stop an anarchist group from inflicting chaos around the world and bring back Dom. Read the synopsis below:
“Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.”
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