With the female-fronted “Ocean’s Eight” currently shooting, the big question about the spin-off going in, beyond the new cast members, was if any of the previous three film’s cast members would return.
At last report George Clooney was being lined up to have a cameo in the film, but that idea got nixed due to scheduling issues and could well be saved for a sequel. Today though during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, actor Matt Damon dropped hints his character Linus Caldwell may pop up in the film at some point:
“I’m doing a little bit in the movie. I haven’t read it yet, but the cast is phenomenal and I’m excited to see what those women do with it. It’s going to be fun.”
Neither director Gary Ross or Warner Bros. Pictures have openly confirmed Damon’s involvement. Ross has previously said the spinoff is more of a ‘continuation’ of the story as opposed to a full on reboot.
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina star in the film which opens June 8th 2018.