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Caption: JASON MOMOA as Duncan Idaho in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures

Jason Momoa is Playing the Villain “Fast & Furious 10”

It’s official—Jason Momoa is playing the villain in Fast & Furious 10. We first heard Momoa was in talks to join the Fast family via The Hollywood Reporter, and now Momoa has confirmed the news with Entertainment Tonight.

“It’s fun, I get to play the bad guy, which I haven’t gotten to do for a while,” Momoa told ET. “Now, I get to be the bad boy. A very flamboyant bad boy. A little panache!”

Momoa’s a very busy guy, but the opportunity to join a long list of big-name stars in the mega-popular franchise clearly proved irresistible. Director Justin Lin returns to direct after helming 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. Cena was billed as the film’s main villain and was, for a time, but (belated spoiler alert) ended up getting back in Dom’s good graces by the end.

If you’re curious who Momoa might be playing, that information is being kept in the glove compartment of a locked muscle car. We do know that Momoa joins leading man Vin Diesel and the core family, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Sung Kang. It’s been reported that Charlize Theron is also expected to be back as Cipher. 

Momoa helps make up for the loss of Dwayne Johnson, who is officially not returning for the franchise capping films (Fast 11 will end the saga).

The Fast franchise has consistently upped the ante on the relentlessly insane stunts with each fresh installment, and for F10, that’ll require somehow outdoing Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris)’s car ride into outer space. Deploying an actor of Momoa’s gravitas and action chops will certainly help. 

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.

For more on the Fast & Furious franchise, check out these stories:

Going Pedal To The Metal With “F9” Stunt Coordinator Andy Gill

Justin Lin Says “Fast & Furious” Saga Will End With One Chapter in Two Movies

“Fast & Furious 10” Will Roar Into Theaters in April 2023

For more on Jason Momoa’s next project, Aquaman 2, check out these stories:

J. Lo, Jamie Foxx, Jason Momoa, Ryan Reynolds & Chris Hemsworth Highlight Netflix’s 2022 Movie Slate

“Aquaman 2” Has Officially Wrapped Production

Jason Momoa Reveals New Stealth Suit For “Aquaman 2”

Featured image: Caption: JASON MOMOA as Duncan Idaho in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “DUNE,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures

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