Brie Larson, the Oscar-winning actress and plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will join the “The Fast and Furious“ franchise, according to Vin Diesel. The actor and producer made the announcement via Instagram late Saturday night.
“You have no idea how timeless and amazing she will be in our mythology,” Diesel said in his post, which featured a picture of himself and Larson laughing. “Beyond her beauty, her intellect… her Oscar, haha is this profound soul who will add something you might not have expected but yearned for. Welcome to the FAMILY Brie.”
“The Fast and Furious 10” will be directed by Justin Lin and speed into theaters on May 19, 2023. Diesel will be back as Dom Toretto, as will the rest of his crew, including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang and Charlize Theron, who’s played the villain Cypher since “The Fate of the Furious.” In addition to Larson, Daniela Melchior and Jason Momoa will make their debuts in the series.
last year, Dwayne Johnson, who played a tough as nails cop Luke Hobbs in five of “The Fast and Furious” series, declined a public invitation from Diesel to return to the biggest franchise of Universal Pictures. “The Fast and Furious 10” will be the penultimate chapter for the current cast of characters; an 11th movie, also directed by Lin, is set to be the final film in the Fast and Furious Saga.
Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her turn in 2015’s “Room” and made a leap into Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain Marvel. She recently wrapped the “Captain Marvel” sequel “The Marvels,” which is due for release in 2023.