While Walker is most certainly missed, Fast 8
has added several big-time stars to the cast, including Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren
. After it was confirmed that Charlize Theron would be starring in the action flick, Gibson shared with ET
his excitement over the Oscar winner coming on board. "What we pride [ourselves in] in The Fast and Furious
[franchise] is a very diversified cast that's translating domestically and internationally in a major way," he said. "We have bits and pieces of power women in it, but we needed to bring it up a notch."