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Jason Momoa’s new action flick is Lord of the Rings meet Knives Out – from a pair of Marvel writers

Jason Momoa certainly has action chops. Just look at his work as Aquaman, in Dune and on Game of Thrones for proof. But his next action flick, which is billed as a “fun action murder mystery,” could do better.

Deadline (opens in a new tab) reports that Warner Bros. took over Momoa’s next project, which is tentatively titled The Executioner. Not much is known about the movie, though it’s described as “Lord of the Rings meets Knives Out” according to industry trade – which is about as intriguing as an elevator pitch .

It may not be Benoit Blanc rocking Middle-earth, but it will be fascinating to see how these chalk and cheese styles come together with Jason Momoa at the center. No director or release date has yet been announced, though Eternals screenwriters Kaz and Ryan Firpo are attached to pen the script.

Next up for Momoa is a ride in Fast 10. The actor revealed in an interview with Weekly entertainment (opens in a new tab) that he’s playing a “flamboyant villain” alongside Charlize Theron’s Cipher in the film.

Fast 10 also has a new director following Justin Lin’s departure from the project. It will instead be helmed by The Incredible Hulk and Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance director Louis Leterrier, and is set for release on May 19, 2023. Momoa is also set to star in a Minecraft movie, based on the video game phenomenon.

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