That fits like a glove: The cast of the tenth “Fast & Furious” film has just been prominently expanded. Action star Alan Ritchson is named after series such as “Blood Drive”, “Titans” and “ReacherPart of the Blockbuster franchise.
With Dwayne Johnson in the internationally as “Fast X“The well-known “Fast & Furious 10” is once again missing one of the biggest stars of the franchise after part 9 – but apparently tries to replace the main actor and producer Vin Diesel with all means. With DC star Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), who joins Marvel heroine Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel”) in the tenth film in the series, is directly provided for a replacement muscle mountain. But if the testosterone-gasoline franchise has taught us anything, it’s more is more. And so Alan Ritchson is the next action star to join the cast of Fast & Furious 10how deadline reported.
The 37-year-old giant from North Dakota made the most recent appearance with his performance as Jack Reacher in Amazon’s “Reacher’ and should now be in front of the camera for his biggest feature film to date with the film by Louis Letterier (‘The Transporter’, ‘Now You See Me’), who replaces Justin Lin in the director’s chair.
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 Johnson replacement. But what many do not know: 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 he “Fast X“-colleague Jason Momoa especially connects.
His first TV role was that of Arthur Curry alias 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 lead actress Christina Ochoa in one season’s ‘Blood Drive’ before landing his biggest role to date as Hank Hall and Hawk in the DC series ‘Titans’ played.
In the cinema he appeared, among other things, as Raphael in the two “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films and as District 1 fighter Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
“Fast X”: One of the biggest blockbusters of 2023
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, who last appeared as Ratcatcher 2 in James Gunn’s crazy DC spectacle “The Suicide Squad’ cracked.
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 XThe shoot is said to have cost over $300 million – and without any marketing at all.
If you want to end up in the black at the box office with what is planned to be the penultimate film in the “Fast & Furious” main series (various other spin-offs alongside “Hobbs & Shaw” have been under discussion for years), you will probably want the predecessor to have to surpass by quite a bit. “Fast & Furious 9” grossed “only” 726 million dollars, after the two films before that each raked in well over a billion at the box office.
The official theatrical release of Fast X’ or ‘Fast & Furious 10’ is May 18, 2023.
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