Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Gives Warm Welcome to New ‘Fast 8′ Villain Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has received her official warm Fast & Furious welcome.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star was announced as the upcoming Fast 8’s new resident villain last week, and yesterday Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson celebrated her joining the cast.

He wrote on Instagram:

Want to officially welcome my good bud and all around bad ass Charlize Theron to FAST & FURIOUS 8.

When MTV asked her how she felt about coming in and playing the villain, her response was classic and the reason why I love that woman.. she said, “I’m coming to mess that shit up!” #WreckShit #BringIt #FF8 #DaddysGottaGoToWork

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Theron is joining returning stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham for the F. Gary Gray-directed film, which is set for a April 14, 2017 release.

On her upcoming role, Theron told E! News:

I feel like that gang has got the driving down. Like, they have a really good thing going. I don’t know if I need to step in in that department. I might have to step in a different department…I just want to gently ease fans into not expecting too much from me behind the wheel.

Actor Scott Eastwood confirmed that he too would be joining the franchise earlier this week, paying tribute to the film’s late star Paul Walker on Instagram in the process.