Another big name to add to the tenth film in the Fast & Furious franchise.Â
Following the big January news that Jason Momoa would be joining the ensemble and the actor’s March confirmation that he would be playing a villain, comes word that Oscar winner Brie Larson is now officially joining the team.
Franchise star and producer Vin Diesel took to social media to announce the news, sharing a pic of himself laughing alongside the Captain Marvel star.
“Yeah yeah yeah– you see this angel over my shoulder cracking me up, you say to your self ‘that’s captain Marvel'” Diesel captioned the post. “Clearly there is love and laughter in this image. What you don’t see however, is the character you will be introduced to in Fast10. You have no idea how timeless and amazing she will be in our mythology.”
Diesel held back from revealing what role Larson would be taking on – only that the actress “will add something you might not have expected but yearned for”.
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Larson confirmed the news on her end, sharing the same image with the caption: “Excited doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about joining the Fast family. Thank you for welcoming me in with so much kindness and excitement, @vindiesel. Can’t wait to share more (when I can).”
Diesel will, of course, be reprising his role as Dominic Toretto in Universal’s hit action franchise. He joins fellow returning cast members Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Charlize Theron. Portuguese actress Daniela Melchior, who played Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, is also on board.
Fast & Furious 10, directed by returning helmer Justin Lin (making his seventh film in the series), is currently scheduled to open in Australian cinemas on May 18th and U.S. cinemas on May 19th, 2023.
Also ahead for Larson: MCU film The Marvels, to be directed by Candyman (2021) helmer Nia DaCosta, and Lessons in Chemistry, a 1960s-set Apple series based on the novel from author and science editor Bonnie Garmus.