With Dwayne Johnson, one of the biggest stars of the franchise will once again be missing in “Fast & Furious 10”, internationally known as “ Fast X ”, after part 9 – but apparently trying to replace the main actor and producer Vin Diesel with all means possible. With DC star Jason Momoa («Aquaman»), who joins the series in the tenth film alongside Marvel heroine Brie Larson («Captain Marvel»), a replacement muscle mountain is provided directly. But if the testosterone-gasoline franchise has taught us anything, it’s more is more. And so , with Alan Ritchson , the next action star joins the cast of «Fast & Furious 10» , as Deadline reports.
The 37-year-old giant from North Dakota recently made a name for himself with his performance of Jack Reacher in Amazon’s » Reacher » and is likely to appear in the film by Louis Letterier («The Transporter», «Now You See Me»), which Justin Lin replaced the director’s chair, now standing in front of the camera for his biggest feature film to date.
This is Alan Ritchson
Ritchson recently followed in the footsteps of Tom Cruise («Jack Reacher», «Jack Reacher — No Way Back») and gave Amazon Prime Video a real surprise hit as a powerful, muscle-bound popular figure — precisely those qualities would make him «Fast X» the perfect Dwayne — Make Johnson replacement. But what many people don’t know is that he has been in front of the camera as an action hero for over 15 years — and even celebrated his Hollywood debut with a role that particularly connects him with «Fast X» colleague Jason Momoa .
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His first TV role was that of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in the Superman series Smallville. In addition to guest appearances in hit formats such as «Brooklyn Nine-Nine», «Black Mirror» or «New Girl», he also slaughtered his way through the bloody apocalypse alongside leading actress Christina Ochoa in one season of «Blood Drive» before appearing as Hank Hall and Hawk played his biggest role to date in the DC series «Titans».
His cinematic roles include Raphael in the two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and District 1 fighter Gloss in The Hunger Games — Catching Fire.
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Ritchson thus becomes part of a mega star cast that, in addition to the regular ensemble around Vin Diesel , Michelle Rodriguez , Jordana Brewster , Tyrese Gibson , Ludacris and Nathalie Emmanuel , once again includes Sung Kang as Han and Charlize Theron as Cipher. In addition to Momoa, Brie Larson and Ritchson, the Portuguese Daniela Melchior is also new on board .
Yes, that superstar casserole probably also contributes to the fact that the production costs of the action film literally explode. Even before the departure of director Justin Lin , who is said to cost Studio Universal between 600,000 and one million dollars a day (!), the budget was in astronomical spheres. The “Fast X” shoot is said to have already cost over $300 million – without any marketing.
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