Jason Momoa in Talks to Join “Fast & Furious 10” as a Villain
Talk about an exciting addition to the family. Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, is in final negotiations to join Vin Diesel and the gang for Fast & Furious 10. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Momoa is closing in on a deal to join Diesel for the tenth installment of the franchise, and could be playing one of the film’s villains. Momoa would represent a major infusion of muscle and gravitas to a franchise that has boasted some of the biggest stars (literally, in Dwayne Johnson’s case) in the world. Director Justin Lin will helm the film after returning to the franchise for 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga, which saw Charlize Theron return as the villain Cipher, and introduced John Cena as Jakob Toretto, the brother to Vin Diesel’s Dominic.
Nothing is yet known about F10‘s plot, save for the fact that Lin has said it would likely unfold in a two-part epic. Momoa would join Diesel and the core family, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Sung Kang. Charlize Theron is also expected to be back as Cipher. Diesel is producing along with Lin.
With Dwayne Johnson officially not returning for the franchise capping film(s), there was a coordinated search to find someone who could boost the now two-decades-long franchise with the right amount of star power. In Momoa, they’ve found the ideal candidate.
The franchise has remained a massive draw, with the relentlessly insane stunts that get wilder with every new installment. One of the joys of a new Fast & Furious film is to see how they’ll possibly top the shenanigans from the last film. For F10, that’ll mean somehow outdoing Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris)’s car ride into outer space.
Another consistent draw for the franchise is the star power. Along with Johnson and Theron, Gal Gadot, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Helen Mirren, and John Cena have all gotten Furious. Momoa will not only add another huge name to the roster, but he’ll also get to enjoy playing a bad guy, something he hasn’t had much of a chance to do.
Momoa has already wrapped filming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and he’ll next be seen in Slumberland, an adaptation of Winsor McCay’s comic strip, due from Netflix later this year. Fast 10 will begin shooting this spring and is slated for a May 19, 2023 release.
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Featured image: Caption: Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in his new steal suit. Courtesy Jason Momoa/Warner Bros.