The tenth installment of the Fast and the Furious has grossed more than $540 million worldwide, and while that might be cause for celebration, a new rumor says that Vin Diesel, producer and star of the franchise, is furious because, in addition Despite the fact that the film was not very well received by critics, the only praise they directed towards Fast & Furious 10 (65%) was for the villain, played by Jason Momoa.
The Hawaiian-born actor rose to fame for his role as Khal Drogo in the first season of Game of Thrones (59%), the acclaimed HBO series, but later became a star by bringing Aquaman to life in the cinematic universe from DC, in Justice League (41%) and Aquaman (73%), with a cameo in Peacemaker (86%). He has also participated in Dune (75%), Sweet Girl (30%) and the See series (90%).
In Fast and Furious 10 Momoa plays Dante Reyes, son of mob leader Hernan Reyes, who was killed by Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) in Fast and Furious 5 in Control (78%). The character was pointed out as the best (if not the only good thing) of the film, he was even compared to Heath Ledger’s Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight (94%).
According to information from RadarOnline (via Comic Book Resources), Vin Diesel is jealous of the acclaim Momoa has received (including from Michelle Rodriguez and director Louis Leterrier), and because he stole the spotlight from the same lead, Dominic Toretto. A source from the outlet, supposedly close to the actor, commented:
Vin is embarrassed that Jason is being cast as the only bright spot in the movie and stealing the spotlight from him in the franchise he built himself.
According to the report, Diesel believes that Momoa was overacting and stealing scenes from his character, and he has been complaining to half the world, something that the Aquaman actor has found out. Another source says:
Jason knows he’s the talk of the moment and Vin is jealous of him. But he doesn’t appreciate Vin trying to poison the public against him. This has the potential to be the next biggest fight in Hollywood.
Sadly, this would not be the franchise’s protagonist’s first fight with another actor. His public dispute with Dwayne Johnson, in charge of playing Luke Hobbs, is also known. However, that conflict finally ended this year, and fans found out when they found out that Johnson appears in Fast & Furious 10; It was also recently confirmed that Hobbs’ character will have a new spin-off.
The Fast and Furious franchise has captivated audiences around the world with its combination of action, speed, and quotes about faith and family. The story began in 2001 with the Fast and Furious movie (53%), where we meet Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner, two opposite characters but attracted by their love of cars and street racing. Throughout the first installments, the plot focuses on illegal races, car thefts and the clandestine life of the protagonists.
However, it is with the 2009 Fast and Furious movie (28%) that the series takes a more action-oriented turn and criminal intrigue. Dom and Brian’s team gets involved in confrontations with drug cartels and international criminal organizations. In 2013, the sixth installment, Fast and Furious 6 (69%), reveals an important change in the plot by introducing Owen Shaw as the main antagonist. Paul Walker’s death left a significant impact on the franchise and fans around the world, but the saga continued after Fast & Furious 7 (79%) with new movies, up to the present day.