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Things We Saw Today: Brie Larson Joins the ‘Fast and Furious’ Family

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Brie Larson is coming back to Earth after crossing the galaxies as Captain Marvel. The actress will be joining the cast of the ‘Fast and Furious 10’, the penultimate film in the epic car racing/world saving franchise. Star Vin Diesel made the announcement on Instagram, writing “Yeah yeah yeah… you see this angel over my shoulder cracking me up, you say to your self ‘that’s captain Marvel. Clearly there is love and laughter in this image. What you don’t see however, is the character you will be introduced to in Fast10. You have no idea how timeless and amazing she will be in our mythology. 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.”

Larson joins fellow new castmate Jason Momoa in the film, which will be directed by franchise veteran Justin Lin. They’ll be joining returning stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang and Charlize Theron. Larson is a longtime fan of The Fast and Furious, and previously mentioned her desire to be in the films in an interview with Uproxx, saying “Please, please tell everybody I would, of course, want to be in a Fast & Furious movie, … I’m obsessed. I love them. I think they’re so good. They’re so fun. And they’ve made me appreciate cars. And it’s something that should be appreciated. They’re incredible. So of course, please.”

Larson posted the same photo with Diesel on her own Instagram page, writing “excited doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about joining the Fast family 🤝🚘 thank you for welcoming me in with so much kindness and excitement, @vindiesel. can’t wait to share more (when I can 😉)”. Larson’s role is being kept under wraps, but I had to guess I’d say her character will be really good at driving.

Fast 10 is expected to hit theaters on May 19, 2023.

(via THR, image: Marvel)

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