Alongside Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa is “gearing up for Fast & Furious 10.”
In what seems like a very realistic casting decision, Jason Momoa is allegedly in “final discussions” for a lead part opposite Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 10.
The Aquaman actor may be joining the Fast family following the success of 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, Universal declined to comment on the report. There are currently no narrative or character specifics available.
For the tenth instalment, franchise veteran Diesel, who has starred in each Fast and Furious movie, will produce with third-time filmmaker Justin Lin, who oversaw F9 for the series.
Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and Sung Kang are all returning for the forthcoming film, while Charlize Theron, who was a much-liked addition to the eighth film, The Fate of the Furious, as well as F9, is also anticipated to return. Fast & Furious 10 will begin filming this spring, with a May 19, 2023, theatrical release date presently set.
The latest announcement of actor Momoa’s separation from wife Lisa Bonet and his involvement in the ongoing film series follow quickly on the heels of former series star Dwayne Johnson’s insistence that he would not return. Johnson, the hero of Jungle Cruise and a Fast and Furious character from the fourth to the eighth film, as well as Jason Statham’s Hobbs & Shaw spinoff, ended Diesel’s social media courtship of him at the end of 2021.
Since their legendary fight while shooting The Fate of the Furious in 2016, the two have been at odds. Former WWE wrestler Johnson called Diesel’s request for him to come back “manipulative” and stated there was “no possibility.” Momoa might fill the void left by Johnson with his physical presence and star power, which would be a tantalising proposition for the series.
In November, Diesel, 54, sent a message on Instagram addressed to his “little brother Dwayne” that discussed “legacy,” his children’s bond with their “Uncle Dwayne,” and made reference to their late former co-star, Paul Walker, as he attempted to win him back. I say this out of love, it went on. But you must appear; do not neglect the franchise; you have a crucial part to perform. Hobbs cannot be portrayed by anyone else.
I hope you step up to the plate and achieve your goals, he wrote. Red Notice actor Johnson retaliated in a December interview with CNN, saying: “This past June, when Vin and I really met not on social media, I informed him directly – and privately – that I would not be returning to the series.”
“I was stern but kind with my statements and indicated that there was no possibility I would return, but that I would always be supportive of the actors and wish the franchise well.
I had private conversations with my colleagues at Universal as well, and everyone was quite supportive since they were aware of the issue. The 49-year-old in particular “didn’t like” Diesel stating how much his kids love the actor and bringing up Paul Walker’s passing.
Johnson said, “Leave them out of it,” adding, “We had talked about this months ago and came to a clear agreement.” My ultimate objective was to finish this spectacular Fast & Furious series trip with grace and thankfulness. The public conversation, he said, “has regrettable muddied the waters,” but he wished his former co-stars “the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”