Facing off with Vin Diesel and his Fast and Furious family is no easy feat, but Fast X has undoubtedly found the actor to do it in the form of Jason Momoa, with the Aquaman star set to star in the upcoming sequel as the villain. Speaking with GQ, Momoa has teased his work as the bad guy stating, “I’m a peacock at the highest level and I’m having the time of my life,” and revealing that he will sport purple and pink painted toenails and drive a lavender car.
Momoa’s Fast X villain will clearly be a little different to what people are expecting, with the revelation of his lavender motor and painted nails sure to anger the usual suspects. The actor though sounds eager to bring a twist to his bad guy, and seemingly cannot wait for audiences to see his eccentric evildoer.
Not much has yet been revealed regarding the plot of Fast X, but we do know that it will be the first of the final two movies in the franchise. We also know that Jason Momoa will face-off with the likes of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, with Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Daniela Melchior, and Brie Larson also set to strap in.
Jason Momoa’s villain will not be the only element of Fast X to come with a twist. Long-running Fast and Furious family member Ludacris addressed the difficult task of going further and faster with each installment, teasing plenty of twists, turns, and new characters. “Every single movie I am thinking… ‘How can we [top this]? How can you top space?’ Like, come on, man,” the actor said while speaking with Entertainment Tonight. “There’s some twists. There’s more turns. There’s even more characters being introduced that are going to blow your mind… There’s a lot of takeaways from the next one. It comes out next year.”
Ludacris’ Fast and Furious brother Tyrese Gibson has also hinted at big changes to come with the tenth outing in the action franchise, revealing that Fast X will take things back to the roots. “The fans have been wanting over the years for us to get back to the roots of what we know and love about Fast. We’ve heard you. And we’re doing it,” he said.
The twists have also come thick and fast behind-the-scenes, with director Justin Lin walking away from the project following a “major disagreement” between himself and Vin Diesel. Attending a four-person meeting, Diesel reportedly arrived with notes, something Justin Lin was understandably unhappy with, considering he believed the script to be finished. The meeting reportedly ended with “a slammed door,” with sources saying that “Justin finally had enough and said, ‘This movie is not worth my mental health.’”