Fans have been given their first glimpse of Charlize Theron as the new villain of the Fast and Furious franchise.

Theron is set to star in the franchise's next installment, Fast 8, in which she'll fill the shoes of UK actor Jason Statham as the resident baddie.

Not much is known about Theron's character Cipher, but she's finally been pictured in a room full of guns, with a ponytail, a leather jacket and a Metallica shirt - the latter of which has been currying favour with fans.

Other fans say the look makes Theron look "badass" and they've praised the difference between the strong female characters she's played in this film as well as Huntsman: Winter War and Mad Max: Fury Road.


Theron will star in the film with franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez, who are all still feeling the loss of their late co-star Paul Walker.

Vin Diesel took to Instagram this weekend to talk about how the film they're making would make Walker proud.

Fast 8

is set for release in April, 2017.