You have heard the rumors of Jason Statham joining the Fast and Furious series for months now. But today we give you the first confirmation, not from an anonymous source but from Michelle Rodriguez herself.

Today we had a chance to talk to the Latina that portrays Letty Ortiz in three of these films. You will have the full interview in the days before the anticipated release of Fast & Furious 6 (May 24).

As a sample of that meaty exchange -that includes the name of Christopher Nolan- here is part of the answer when Desde Hollywood asked her what Jason Statham would bring to the Fast and the Furious franchise:

“Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, when you see these guys in a room you know they belong together […] You can see in their eyes that they have gone through a lot […] I applaud Universal for getting him on-board!”

Will he be Ian Shaw, brother of Luke Evans’ character in the current chapter? Well, we can’t confirm that. Yet.

So, are you as excited as Rodriguez about having ‘The Stath’ in Fast and Furious 7?