It is unsure which character will Momoa take on, but insiders have reported that he will play one of the antagonists.
On the other hand, Deadline has reported that South Koran actor Lee Byung Hun will take on the character of Billy Rocks. So far, no details about his character were revealed.
Momoa’s and Byung Hun’s additions are unsurprising as the movie already boasted multiple hotshots such as Denzel Washington (“The Book of Eli”), Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy“), and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil“). Other casts include Haley Bennett of “The Equalizer” fame, Ethan Hawke of “Boyhood” fame, and Wagner Moura of “Elite Squad” fame.
Antoine Fuqua will be helming the movie, with Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black producing.
While the original classic took place in a Mexican village, there has been speculations that the remake will take the location of a mining town instead. The remake will begin with Bennett’s character hiring a bunch of mismatched gunfighters to shield her town from bandits.