Fast & Furious 10 is trading one DCEU hero actor for another. With John Cena revealing that he hasn’t been asked to return for the sequel to Fast 9, it has now been confirmed that Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, will play the finale’s villain. One set of muscles for another, right?
Momoa was walking the red carpet for The Batman premiere, which features his stepdaughter Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle. While speaking with ET, Momoa confirmed his casting in Fast 10, which he entered talks for some weeks back…
“It’s fun, I get to play the bad guy, which I haven’t gotten to do for a while. Now, I get to be the bad boy. A very flamboyant bad boy. A little panache!”
Momoa joins returning stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Charlize Theron, among many others. The tenth film in the franchise is expected to be the finale, chopped into two separate movies for maximum Momoa-sized action.
As Momoa teased, it’s been a long time since he played a true baddie. We’ve seen him as Conan, Aquaman, and most recently the heroic Duncan Idaho in Dune. But he hasn’t been a villain since the terrible Bruce Willis action-comedy Once Upon a Time in Venice.
Fast 10 hits theaters on May 19th 2023, directed by Justin Lin.