Of the newcomers who’ve been announced for Fast & Furious 10, officially titled Fast X, so far, the majority of them are affiliated with DC Comics media. First, there was Aquaman’s Jason Momoa, whose name was first connected to the upcoming movie back in late January. Then towards the end of March, The Suicide Squad’s Daniela Melchior was revealed to be coming aboard, and today’s the word’s come in that Smallville and Titans actor Alan Ritchson will be participating in the next round of Fast & Furious craziness.
While lately he’s been best known as the star of the hit Amazon series Reacher, Alan Ritchson goes way back with DC, having recurred as Aquaman in Smallville (hey, he and Jason Momoa share a character!) and played Hank Hall/Hawk in the first three seasons of Titans. Now Deadline reports that he’s the fourth new actor to be brought in for Fast X. Like the others, we have no idea who’s he’s playing at this time.
With Alan Ritchson’s casting, this also means that all of the Fast X newcomers are still comic book movie actors, as Vin Diesel announced in April that Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would be coming aboard too, less than two months after Larson pitcher herself for a Fast & Furious movie. Back to Ritchson, along with his DC appearances and playing Jack Reacher, his other prominent film and TV work includes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, Ghosts of War and Blood Drive. He’s also co-starring with Hilary Swank in the upcoming Lionsgate movie Ordinary Angels.
More to come…