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The Rock Wanted Jason Momoa To Play His Brother In 'Hobbs And Shaw'

The Rock Wanted Jason Momoa To Play His Brother In 'Hobbs And Shaw'

With its latest film, Hobbs and Shaw, set to drop in a couple of months, the juggernaut that is the Fast and Furious franchise shows no signs of slowing.

Jason Stathom and Dwayne Johnson are the stars of the forthcoming flick - an impressive cast for fans of all-out action movies.

However, there's one Hollywood heavyweight that could join them, if The Rock gets his way. That man - who else? - is Jason Momoa.

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Even though the acting duo are meant to square off as Aquaman and Black Adam at some point in the DC Extended Universe's future, Johnson reckons Momoa would fare well in the Fast and Furious films - as his character's brother.

Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Credit: DC / Warner Bros.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Credit: DC / Warner Bros.

According to Insider, the Jumanji actor tried to make it happen, as he explained: "Me and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother, but his schedule was too packed."

What with Aquaman on the horizon, Momoa was too busy to play Luke Hobbs' baby bro in the spin-off film. However, they're both hopeful about him showing his face at some point down the line, with The Rock claiming he'll be in the 'next Hobbs movie for sure'.

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Only problem is the role is no longer open, as WWE wrestler Roman Reigns was brought on board to play the brother. But that's not to say they couldn't find a different part for him to play - maybe a long lost relative of some sort? Time will tell.

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As for the film, set to drop on 2 August, Johnson's Hobbs is forced to team up with Shaw (Statham), a lawless outcast and former British military elite operative, to save humanity from the threat of the cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba).

And by the looks of it they've got their work cut out for them with Brixton's super strength proving a match for the pair.

Hobbs and Shaw is released on 2 August. Credit: Universal Pictures
Hobbs and Shaw is released on 2 August. Credit: Universal Pictures
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If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be about as high-octane as they come, packed full of fight sequences, explosions and plenty of quippy one-liners.

Prior to his sentiments about getting Momoa to join the cast, earlier this year Johnson revealed this spin-off doesn't signal the end for the movie series.

He explained to MTV: "The plan has always been for the Fast and Furious universe to grow and expand.

"As of now, we're not in Fast Nine because they're getting ready to start shooting. But who knows with Fast 10? And down the road, you never know."

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Hobbs and Shaw will hit cinemas on 2 August 2019.

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Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]