Fast X star Jason Momoa is ready to be the bad guy. During an interview with Variety, the 43-year-old actor known for his work as Aquaman gave a hint about his new character.
“Time of my life,” he said of his time filming the high-octane sequel. “I can finally be the bad guy. I was 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 problems, this guy. He definitely has daddy issues.
The upcoming sequel, called Fast X, sees Momoa step away from his heroic Aquaman persona to become the franchise’s latest villain.
And he even teased the return of a villain we’ve seen before…
“I can shoot with really cool people that I’ve never met – I work with Charlize [Theron] first of all, what really excites me. She is amazing,” he said. “I am delighted to work with Vin. I am delighted to work with Charlize.
Fast X was supposed to be directed by franchise stalwart Justin Lin… but the director dropped the project last year. This move was reported to be costing Universal hundreds of thousands of dollars every day until he was eventually replaced by The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier.
The Fast & Furious sequel had already been pushed back to May 19, 2023… and thankfully, there’s no indication that it’s being pushed back any further.
At least not yet.
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But with complaints from Los Angeles residents about the effect of Fast & Furious filming in the area, new issues could be looming on the horizon…and they could be even worse than Vin Diesel’s clash with the former director.
“If this shoot is allowed to go ahead at Angelino Heights, or any part of it from F10 Productions […] we will organize a demonstration and invite many journalists and press cameras to film us protesting this shooting all day and all night, ”said an email from residents.
Momoa may be enjoying his time as a villain, but let’s hope that doesn’t trickle down to the real world.
Want to know more about Fast X? Check out our guide on how to watch the Fast & Furious movies in chronological order as well as why Dwayne Johnson won’t be back.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.