Aquaman star Jason Momoa has a future in the Fast & Furious franchise according to Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Johnson, who has been promoting his Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw across social media, disclosed that Momoa almost starred in his forthcoming movie.
Hobbs & Shaw, which has Johnson and Jason Statham in its leading roles, recently added WWE Superstar Roman Reigns for the roles of Luke Hobbs’ brother. However, this part nearly went to Momoa.
“Me and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother,” Johnson said in a comment on Instagram. “But his schedule was too packed.”
Even though Momoa’s global press tour for Aquaman hindered him joining Hobbs & Shaw as a Hobbs Brother (which currently includes Johnson, Reigns, Cliff Curtis, Josh Mauga, and John Tui), there seems to be a future for him in the franchise. “Next Hobbs movie for sure,” Johnson said.
Meanwhile, Momoa can look further to an Aquaman sequel, as Warner Bros. already has the wheels turning on bringing Atlantis back to the big screen.
As the Fast & Furious franchise continues to expand, it appears predictable that if Johnson wants a sequel to his highly-expected Hobbs & Shaw film he’s going to get it. The question is: will Momoa play a friend or enemy?
Besides Johnson and Statham, the forthcoming film is set to star Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, Eiza González, and Eddie Marsan. It is being directed by Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch.
Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2, 2019.