Jason Momoa, who plays Dante Reyes in Fast X, recently talked about his character’s motivations and twisted obsession with Dominic Toretto in an exclusive interview with Screen Rant.
Dante Reyes is the son of Fast Five villain Hernan Reyes and is seeking revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his father’s death. However, unlike previous Fast villains, Dante Reyes has an unhinged aspect that makes him more terrifying. Momoa delved into Dante’s history and explained what motivates his actions and how he attacks Dominic Toretto. He also shared insight into how Dante’s obsession has morphed into a horrifying amalgamation of both love and hate, describing it as “you want to wear their skin.”
Momoa’s description of Dante studying Dominic so long that he has grown to, in a twisted way, love him with the wanting to wear his skin concept leans into the cruelty and sadistic nature of this character. This sets Dante Reyes up to be the Joker of the Fast Franchise, with an unpredictable but brilliant mind. He is also purposefully designed to be the opposite of Dominic Toretto in Fast X, from his wardrobe to his mentality that family opens one up to weakness.
Fast X is the latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise and is set to release on April 7, 2023.