Louis Leterrier Teases Dante Reyes’ Evolution

Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes in Fast X.

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Quick X got here out at first of the summer time, and it was…form of a large number within the worst approach. However a real shiny spot inside that mess is Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes, the son of Quick 5’s Hernan Reyes who’s come on the lookout for revenge in opposition to Group Toretto. He’s foolish, he’s threatening, he’s form of a homosexual techno Joker, and Momoa is clearly having a blast enjoying what’s most likely the most effective villain in a collection stuffed largely with duds.

Over the course of the final film, Dante successfully shattered the Toretto clan in a number of completely different instructions, and lots of of their potential allies (like Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw or Charlize Theron’s Cipher) are scattered or tousled in their very own troubles. With Dante returning as the principle villain for Quick XI, director Louis Leterrier guarantees that he’ll grow to be a fair better menace through the sequel. Speaking to Empire Magazine, he teased that they might “do one thing else” with Dante and his gleeful carnage for the subsequent film. “It’s by no means twice the identical with Jason,” he continued. “Dante will really evolve. Let’s discover one thing we haven’t seen earlier than.”

Leterrier credited Momoa for why Dante works so effectively, saying the unique pitch for the character was only a man who was “fueled by vengeance.” Whereas it could’ve been simple for the actor to play the position as “darkish and indignant,” he counseled Momoa’s adaptability and willingness to experiment. “It was attention-grabbing to play with the duality and the push-pull throughout the character, the place throughout the identical sentence he’s laughing and feels the ache of shedding every thing. Solely an actor like Jason may have achieved that.” What occurs subsequent with the character in Quick XI—and within the eventual second spinoff film for Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs—will equally rely on Momoa and what route he seems like taking the character.

What different actually evil, hateable issues can Dante do after kidnapping Dom’s son, and attempting to explode a number of of his buddies? We’ll discover out at any time when Quick XI releases within the close to future.

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