While production is reported to be halfway through the upcoming sequel Fast 8, today we have the first official look at legendary and beloved actress Helen Mirren's unknown character having a conversation with Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto. The way the image is described below from Diesel saying "Such a joy and an honor working with Helen Mirren... Happy Toretto Tursday!", plus the look of her character seems to imply that Mirren will be playing Dom's mother or relative of some kind.
As someone who has been up and down on the Fast and Furious franchise over the years the original, fifth one, and seventh film are my favorites and I have very high hopes for this upcoming installment in the franchise.
Check out the cool image below courtesy of Vin Diesel's Instagram and sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts:
Fast and Furious 8 is being directed by F. Gary Gray, and stars actors Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, and Lucas Black.
Fast 8 is set to hit theaters on April 14th, 2017.