Welsh actor Luke Evans could be stepping into Jason Statham's shoes as the villain in the seemingly constantly Fast 6, reports Twitchfilm.

Evans has apparently been offered a role in the production which is due to shoot this summer, with Michelle Rodriguez also coming back from the dead to rejoin the cast. The sixth flick in the Fast and Furious franchise is now gathering steam, with director of the last three films, Justin Lin, returning to direct again after the surprising plaudits and mammoth box-office of Fast 5. The action this time will move to Europe, and with the cast continually getting bigger, the series is really turning into more of an ensemble with a couple of ostensible leads - Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.

The real star of the last flick was Dwayne Johnson, who has exploded off the back of it once again.