• Jason Momoa is confirmed to be part of the cast of "Fast and Furious 10"
  • Details about Momoa's character are being kept under wraps, along with the film's plot
  • Momoa's addition to the cast came after Dwayne Johnson declined Vin Diesel's invitation to return to the franchise

Jason Momoa is joining Vin Diesel and the rest of the "Fast and Furious" family in the franchise's upcoming installment.

The "Fast and Furious" movie series is set to conclude after two more films, but fans will get to meet a new character before it ends. The "Aquaman" actor will star opposite Diesel's Dominic Toretto and the crew in "Fast and Furious 10," Deadline reported.

The team officially welcomed Momoa into the crew via social media Friday, with a post captioned, "The Fast Fam keeps getting bigger."

Directed by Justin Lin, "Fast and Furious 10" is expected to see the return of the entire crew, including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang and Charlize Theron, whose villainous Cipher has loomed large over the films since 2017's "The Fate of the Furious." Diesel and Lin are producing the film.

No details have been revealed about Momoa's character, and the film's plot remains unknown at the moment. "F9," the most recent film from the franchise, featured John Cena. It grossed more than $720 million at the global box office last year, making it one of the biggest movies of 2021.

Prior to Momoa's casting, Diesel reached out to his former co-star Dwayne Johnson and asked him to join them for the final two "Fast and Furious" movies.

In a post on Instagram, Diesel shared a photo of him and Johnson, whom he called his "little brother Dwayne." He said in the caption that his children refer to the former professional wrestler as "Uncle Dwayne" in his house and that the latter sends his family well wishes during the holidays.

"The time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best 'Fast' in the finale that is 10!" Diesel wrote. "I say this out of love... but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can't be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny."

However, Johnson has since revealed that he declined the invitation, calling Diesel's public post "an example of his manipulation."

He admitted to CNN that he was "very surprised" by the move because he said he had already told the "Bloodshot" star privately that he would not be returning to the franchise. Johnson said he was "firm yet cordial" during their discussion.

Diesel and Johnson previously worked together for "Fast Five," "Fast and Furious 6" and "Furious 7." However, they had a falling-out when they filmed "The Fate of the Furious" in 2016.

At the time, Johnson took to Instagram to call a few of his male "Fast and Furious" co-stars "candy a--es" and "unprofessional" in a since-deleted post. Fans quickly speculated that he was talking about Diesel.

The post allegedly resulted in a heated exchange between the two, and the studio was forced to do damage control to continue filming. They finished the eighth installment, but Johnson was determined to never come back to the franchise and work with Diesel again.

Johnson went on to star in his own 2019 spin-off, "Hobbs and Shaw," opposite Jason Statham.

"Fast and Furious 10" is set for release on May 19, 2023.

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Jason Momoa says that people should wait before making jokes about Aquaman, a role he will be playing for the first time in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." Reuters/Andrea Comas