The 37-year-old entertainer dished exclusively to ET's Kevin Frazier at the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday, about filming both Fast 8 and another highly anticipated action sequel. "Let's just say 2017, summertime, it's going to be a lot of energy out there in the universe: Fast 8, Transformers 5," Gibson says, confirming that he's shooting another Transformers: The Last Night -- out June 23, 2017 -- and adds that he's working on another album. "I'm here to take advantage of my America."
Gibson is also in the middle of filming Fast 8, hitting theaters April 12, 2017, and opens up about what it's like making the Fast and Furious sequel without Paul Walker. "It's not easy moving forward without [Walker], and we feel his energy every day," he shares of the late actor. "His trailer used to be parked next to mine. So, every time I step out of my trailer, it's always rough."
As for whether Fast 8 will pay tribute to Walker in some way, Gibson says he's not able to speak on that while they're shooting the movie but insists that "there will be some real energy and some presence felt."
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."