Vin Diesel Reportedly Upset With Jason Momoa’s ‘Overacting’ in ‘Fast X’

Vin Diesel Upset Jason Momoa Fast X

Fast X, the latest entry in the top-rated franchise, hit the big screen in May, but its box office performance has encountered hurdles. Amassing a global total of $617.5 million, it falls shy of its predecessor, F9, which raked in an impressive $726.2 million.

The outcome is astonishing, considering that F9 faced the challenge of being one of the first films released when theaters began reopening during the pandemic. The previous installment, The Fate of the Furious, soared to a staggering $1.239 billion at the box office. From a critical standpoint, Fast X has received a mixed response, receiving a 56% score from critics and an 85% score from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes.

Vin Diesel Reportedly Upset With Jason Momoa’s ‘Overacting’ in ‘Fast X’?

Curiously, rumors circulated claiming that franchise veteran Vin Diesel felt “embarrassed” by the performance of newcomer Jason Momoa, accusing him of “overacting” and holding him responsible for the negative reviews.

This turn of events was unexpected, as even critics who were less optimistic about the film praised Momoa’s portrayal, drawing comparisons to the iconic Joker character. However, Diesel has since refuted these rumors, taking to Instagram to express his admiration for Momoa and to announce the release date for the second part of Fast X.

Jason Momoa on playing Dante Reyes

During a recent interview with Screenrant, Momoa discussed his creative involvement in shaping his character, Dante. He expressed a keen interest in the wardrobe and props, collaborating with the costume designer to bring his unique ideas to life.

Momoa drew inspiration from pastel colors, aiming to create an inviting, warm appearance that would subtly hint at a deceptive nature upon closer inspection. However, there was initial resistance to his desire for a lavender car, with producer Neal Moritz initially opposing the choice.

Nonetheless, Momoa persisted, and the lavender car became integral to Dante’s distinctive persona, playfully provoking his disapproving mother. Momoa eagerly awaits her reaction to his full display of pinks and purples, deriving joy from her discomfort.