It would seem Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham aren’t the only Fast & Furious stars worthy of a spin-off. In a new article from Variety, franchise lead Vin Diesel confirms that he currently has writers working on a script for a new movie starring Charlize Theron as her F&F character Cipher. If it comes to fruition, the film would be an interesting move for the franchise. Theron undoubtedly has star power, and her character is one of the franchise’s more intriguing players, but she has been portrayed almost exclusively as a villain thus far. Introduced as the main antagonist of The Fate of the Furious, the character is a cyber terrorist who used Dominic Toretto’s own child against him. She makes another appearance in the recently released F9: The Fast Saga, once again in a menacing role.
It should be noted that Jason Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, was also introduced as a villain in the franchise before transitioning to an anti-hero role for the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. It wouldn’t be a huge stretch for Theron’s character to make the same development in her own movie, especially if she’s given a bit of tragic backstory. However, it could also be a neat idea to center a film around an entirely evil character. After all, Disney’s Cruella just blew away box office expectations pulling a similar stunt. Either way, the news of this project probably means that we’ll keep seeing more from this universe even after the final Fast films release. Personally, I don’t mind that one bit. Who doesn’t love exploding cars every now and then?