Jason Momoa is one of the most likable hunks in Hollywood. His role as Aquaman has made him a heroic figure and an action star. Now, Momoa is taking his charismatic personality to the Fast and Furious franchise in Fast and Furious 10. However, he will be playing a villain, something fans may not be used to.
Jason Momoa is the latest action star to join the ‘Fast and Furious’ family
The Fast and Furious franchise has become one of the biggest franchises in the world. The franchise began as a crime thriller with cars starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster. As the years went on and the franchise became more intense and more action-packed, stars like Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Luke Evans, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, and Dwayne Johnson all joined in on the fun.
In the last entry, F9, John Cena joined the cast as Diesel’s villainous estranged brother. The film took the Fast and Furious family on wild adventures that included magnet cars and going to space. Cena eventually becomes an ally toward the end of the movie, meaning Fast and Furious 10 needs a brand new antagonist. This is where Momoa steps in.
Momoa will play a ‘flamboyant bad boy’ in ‘Fast and Furious 10’
While it’s unclear exactly who Momoa will be playing in Fast and Furious 10, he will be the antagonist. Momoa will most likely be able to play a good villain, but he will also be able to bring his trademark charismatic personality to the role. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at The Batman premiere, Momoa confirmed he will be bringing some “panache” to the character.
“I’m gonna go do Fast 10, that’s gonna be fun,” Momoa tells ET. “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.”
The villains in Fast and Furious movies are typically more hardened, gritty criminal characters. For example, Theron and Statham are violent, relentless foes who will do anything to reach their goals. Momoa could be similar in his ambitions, but it will be nice to see a villain who has a more charming persona.
This will be Momoa’s first role as a villain since 2017
The last time Momoa played a villain was in Once Upon A Time in Venice co-starring Bruce Willis. However, this will be his first time playing a villain in a major blockbuster film. He does have a history of playing anti-heroes which includes his role as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
Recently, Momoa has been more associated with heroic roles, including Aquaman and his role in Dune. In Dune, Momoa played Duncan Idaho, a soldier for the house Atreides and a close friend of Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet). Momoa will reprise his role as Aquaman in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which debuts in theaters in December 2022.
As for Fast and Furious 10, Momoa will be joining Diesel, Rodriguez, Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, and Nathalie Emmanuel. It’s unclear whether Cena will be returning, but Justin Lin will also return once more to direct.