JASON Momoa is filling the void left by Dwayne Johnson in the new Fast and Furious movie after bridges between the pro wrestling legend and lead man Vin Diesel were burned, an insider has told The U.S. Sun.
Aquaman star Jason, 43, is set to play the villain in the upcoming Fast X film, which will be released in May.
GettyAquaman star Jason Momoa is filling the void left by Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming movie Fast X, an insider told The U.S. Sun.[/caption]
RexDwayne Johnson starred as Luke Hobbs in five Fast & Furious movies.[/caption]
HandoutHobbs was a government bounty hunter and adversary of Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto.[/caption]
Dwayne, 50, starred as Luke Hobbs – a government bounty hunter and adversary of Vin’s character Dominic Toretto – in five Fast & Furious movies between 2011 and 2019.
But he was not featured in the franchise’s previous installment F9 and is not a part of Fast X either.
And much as fans of the franchise would like to see Dwayne, make a return further down the line, a source says that is not in the cards.
The Rock and Vin, 55, have been known to have beef since the end of the shooting of The Fate of the Furious in August 2016.
In an Instagram post, Dwayne called out unnamed male co-stars as “chickens**t” and “candy asses.”
When Vin extended an olive branch in November 2021, Dwayne accused him of “manipulation.”
Commenting on where the relationship is now, a Hollywood insider said: “There is no movement right now on getting Dwyane back in these movies.
“That bridge is still burned and the casting of Jason Momoa in Fast X is meant to fill the void that has been left by Dwayne in the previous movie.
“Vin isn’t looking in the rearview mirror on this issue, he’s thinking about the future and right now, the future doesn’t include a reconciliation with Dwayne.
“In fact, Vin is intent on topping the box office of all the movies that included Dwayne with Fast X, and the studio is supporting him.
“Nobody is telling Vin to stuff his pride and make nice with Dwayne. “Vin’s vision for these movies is being supported in full, end of story.”
Dwayne helped the Fast & Furious franchise become the biggest in Universal Pictures’ history, with over $6billion grossed at the box office so far.
He was first brought on as Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs on Fast Five in 2011.
He also starred in Fast & Furious 6 in 2013, Furious 7 in 2015, The Fate of the Furious in 2017, and spin-off Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw in 2019.
Discussing his new character last year, Jason Momoa said: “I get to be the bad guy, finally. I’ve been the good guy for a while.
“He’s very sadistic and androgynous, and he’s a bit of a peacock.
“He’s got a lot of issues, this guy. He’s definitely got some daddy issues.”
Jason is joining the Fast & Furious for the first time alongside Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson.
The U.S. Sun’s insider said last week that Brie, 33, is the new movie’s secret weapon.
Her role is even being touted as akin to Paul Walker’s beloved character Brian O’Conner before the actor was tragically killed in a car crash in November 2013.
The U.S. Sun also reported last week that Vin has taken total control of the new movie to make sure it isn’t “too European” and the franchise stays true to its muscle car roots.
The film’s original director Justin Lin left the project last year following what was described at the time as a “major disagreement” between him and Vin.
He was replaced at the helm by Frenchman Louis Leterrier, whose previous work includes the Jason Statham vehicle The Transporter and Edward Norton’s turn as The Incredible Hulk in 2008.
The U.S. Sun’s insider explained studio execs at Universal have been more than happy to treat it as Vin’s baby.
Fast X promises to be the most expensive installment in the wildly successful franchise since it first launched over 20 years ago.
In April last year, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Fast X’s budget was “creeping upwards of the $300 million mark.”
That was without any of the marketing and publicity costs, which will include a trailer at the Super Bowl on February 12.
GettyJason Momoa is set to play the villain in the upcoming Fast X film.[/caption]
Universal StudiosVin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson had a fall after the end of the shooting of The Fate of the Furious in August 2016.[/caption]