Who do we need to speak to to make this happen? Melissa McCarthy can obviously do it all– and the stars of ‘Fast & Furious’ think that includes starring in ‘Furious 8!’
We didn’t need Dwayne Johnson to tell us that Melissa McCarthy could kick Vin Diesel‘s butt, but it’s still nice to hear it from him. So, given her qualifications, is Melissa on board to join the Fast & Furious franchise for the upcoming Furious 8? Well, her Spy costar Jason Statham thinks it’s a great idea– and Melissa agrees!
Melissa McCarthy To Join ‘Furious 8’?
While Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham were promoting their new film Spy on May 28, the topic of Fast & Furious (obviously) came up. Though the question was originally aimed at Jason, Melissa was quickly included as well!
“I’d certainly come back for the next [movie], yeah,” Jason said. With that, the interviewer took the cue we all needed her to take. “Is there room for a sister in the Shaw family?” she asked.
“Oh!” Melissa jumped in. “Wait, I just perked up… I’m sure everyone goes right to me [when they think of taking Vin Diesel].” Hey, we certainly do!
Melissa McCarthy Could Kick Vin Diesel’s Butt
So we know Melissa is on board to star in Furious 8 (okay, well, kinda), but what does The Rock think of the idea? “She could kick Vin’s ass for sure!” Dwayne said. “I mean that goes without saying. Vin’s tough though! I’ve fought him– but Melissa’s tough too. Never fought her, but we have common friends so I know how tough she is so yeah she could kick Vin Diesel’s ass for sure.”
Okay, Dwayne, we get it: you think Melissa could take down Vin. But what about you, eh? “Kick my ass? Well that’s a whole other level of conversation we gotta have,” he said. “Settle down, Melissa.”
Would you want to see Melissa in Furious 8?
— Casey Mink