Brie Larson, best known for the role of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the role of Joy “Ma” Newsome in 2015’s Room, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, is now officially set to join Vin Diesel and the rest of the family in the upcoming tenth installment of the Fast & Furious saga.
Vin Diesel, the main star and the producer of the franchise shared on his Instagram account a selfie with Larson, writing a long caption in which he confirmed that Larson will take part in the movie, but he didn’t specify the role. Larson previously said that she would love to be in the Fast & Furious franchise, and now, looks like her wish was granted.
“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.“ — Vin Diesel
The Fast & Furious franchise is known for having a lot of strong female characters. Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster were the OGs in the first movie back in 2001, and in later movies, they were joined by a lot more stars, including Eva Mendes, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ronda Rousey, Anna Sawai, and Charlize Theron, who played the villain in the eighth movie and secondary antagonist in the ninth one.
Brie Larson is the third confirmed newcomer for the upcoming tenth installment. Aquaman star Jason Momoa was previously confirmed to star in the villainous role, and The Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior is also set to star in an undisclosed role. Groot will meet Aquaman, Ratcatcher 2, and Captain Marvel in the next movie? WOW.
The franchise’s veteran Justin Lin is set to direct the tenth and eleventh installments, which are set to a two-part conclusion of the franchise.
Fast & Furious 10 is set to open in theaters on May 19, 2023.