Jack Reacher star Alan Ritchson has joined the cast of Louis Letterier’s Fast X, the 10th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Ritchson, the one-time Aquaman, has found his groove as a violent action star in the Amazon Prime series and joins a cast that has already added Jason Momoa and Brie Larson.
The casting of Ritchson comes just as Letterier boarded the film as original director Justin Lin exited the film last month. Lin’s exit was ultimately the result of a clash between leading man Vin Diesel, who not only stars but acts as a producer on the film. Despite his exit, Lin will remain a producer on the film.
In recent years, Ritchson has added a fair amount of genre roles to this resume having played Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and most recently starred as Hank Hall, aka Hawk, on DC’s Titans. Along with Fast X, the actor will next appear in Ordinary Angels alongside Hilary Swank for Lionsgate.
As of now, Fast X is slated to hit theaters on May 19, 2023.