Top Ten Actors We Want to See In the Fast & the Furious Series

2015's 'Furious 7' was a bigger success than anyone could have predicted. I, being a long-time fan of the series, was especially pleased with the overall reception of what has been the best feature in the series so far. And now, thanks to the 1.5 billion dollars it's made at the global box office, we're sure to be getting an eighth installment. But with the devastating loss of Paul Walker, the franchise is likely going to attempt to bring back as many series veterans as they can to fill the void. So who do we want to see return? That's what this list is here for, folks!

The Top Ten

1 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie more.

I don't think it would matter what role he'd play. It would be stupendous to see him as a villain or as a new ally to the crew. - BKAllmighty

2 Helen Mirren Helen Mirren Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, having won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, after two previous nominations, for her performance more.

She was already in Fate of the Furious, and is confirmed for both Hobbs and Shaw, and Fast 9

Both Mirren, herself, and Vin Diesel have been very vocal about their desire to have her star in the franchises' eighth installment. It's been reported that she'd likely play the vengeful mother of Owen and Deckard Shaw, which would be awesome! - BKAllmighty

3 Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.

Tom Hardy is on course to being one of the most acclaimed actors of today's generation and his many talents would surely not go to waste if added to a series as awesome as 'Fast & Furious'. - BKAllmighty

4 Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana

Yes, I know, she's a busy person these days. What with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Star Trek' and the 'Avatar' sequels all happening already. But she's be a great fit, I think you'd agree. - BKAllmighty

5 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.

His ability to be a really interesting villain is common knowledge, these days, so why not? The series has done well with British villains before (the Shaw brothers) and could easily fir him into the picture. - BKAllmighty

6 Michael Keaton Michael Keaton

After rejuvenating his career with his incredible performance in 2014's 'Birdman', it seems like a transition into another big franchise would be the next logical step for the veteran actor. And we'd all love to see it happen. - BKAllmighty

7 J. K. Simmons J. K. Simmons

Speaking of recent award winning actors, why not J. K. Simmons? Everyone loves him! And I mean everyone. Of course, we'd all love for him to be J. Jonah Jameson again first so if he's not otherwise busy, please feel free to join this series. - BKAllmighty

8 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. more.

Her ever-bad ass self would be perfect for the franchise, and you know it. It would certainly be an effective box office draw, for one. - BKAllmighty

9 James Norton James Norton James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor best known for playing Reverend Sydney Chambers in the ITV period crime series Grantchester and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC mini series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.
10 Jason Statham Jason Statham Jason Statham is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Revolver.

I know he's already been a part of the series, but his role as Deckard Shaw was so much fun that we all want him to come back. As of June 2015 all things point towards his return to the franchise, with him, himself, making the announcement of his immediate return to the series for the (as of yet) untitled 'Fast & Furious 8'. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11 Julia Roberts Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

There are endless ways to get a brilliant actress like Julia Roberts into a series of this calibre. Hey, they did it with Kurt Russell. - BKAllmighty

12 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.
13 James Franco James Franco James Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks.

Shaw's less competent cousin

14 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.
15 Denzel Washington Denzel Washington Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day.
16 Matt Damon Matt Damon Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
17 Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician . Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters .
18 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
19 Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He gained fame for his starring role performances in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise.
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