Jason Momoa is headed to the Fast & Furious family.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Momoa will be joining Fast & Furious 10. Details surrounding the Aquaman actor’s role are unclear, however, it is thought he could be playing one of the film’s villains. Momoa will join Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Sung Kang who are all returning. Also expected back is Charlize Theron as Cipher.
Momoa and Universal have reportedly been trying to get the actor involved in the franchise for some time. In fact, he was nearly close to appearing in Hobbs & Shaw, but things didn’t work out. That project would’ve seen him star alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has opted not to return for Fast & Furious 10 because of his past issues with Diesel. THR reports that, following Diesel’s decision not to return, a search was on to find someone to fill his place, leading to Momoa’s casting.
Unfortunately, though, the script is still in progress, so knowing what role the actor will play is hard at the moment. Momoa, however, does fill the need for someone with “star power and muscle power.”
Fast & Furious 10 is set to hit theaters on May 19, 2023. Justin Lin, who has directed numerous installments of the franchise including F9, is back in the director’s chair.