In a surprising turn of events, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced his return to the Fast and Furious franchise, reprising his beloved character Luke Hobbs. The actor shared the exciting news on Thursday via a tweet.
Back in 2021, Johnson had revealed that he would not be making a comeback to the franchise. However, fans were delighted to see him make a brief appearance as Hobbs in the latest installment, “Fast X,” during the mid-credits scene. And now it seems there’s more in store for Hobbs enthusiasts.
“The upcoming Fast and Furious film will feature a standalone Hobbs movie, introducing a fresh and captivating chapter that sets the stage for ‘Fast X: Part II,'” Johnson tweeted. Originally believed to conclude the main storyline, the 11th movie might not be the end after all, as Vin Diesel, who portrays the lead character Dominic Toretto, recently hinted at the possibility of an additional film, transforming the story into a thrilling trilogy.
Johnson joined the “Fast and Furious” cast in 2011’s “Fast Five” and made appearances in the subsequent three movies. He also starred alongside Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw in the spinoff film “Hobbs and Shaw,” which primarily focused on their characters. With spinoffs like this and the upcoming Hobbs movie, the franchise maintains the potential to continue even if the main narrative reaches its conclusion.
After the completion of filming for the eighth movie, “The Fate of the Furious,” Johnson made some disparaging remarks about his co-stars, which led to his absence in “F9.” In 2022, he reiterated his decision to distance himself from the franchise, despite Diesel’s attempts to reconcile. However, it seems that circumstances have changed for the better.
“Last summer, Vin and I buried the hatchet,” Johnson expressed on Twitter. “We will move forward with unity, resolve any differences, and always prioritize the franchise, its characters, and the loyal fans we hold dear.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hobbs and Shaw
Is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returning to the Fast and Furious franchise?
Yes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making a comeback to the Fast and Furious franchise, reprising his role as Luke Hobbs.
What movie will feature Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs?
The upcoming Fast and Furious film will showcase a standalone Hobbs movie, introducing a new chapter and setting the stage for “Fast X: Part II.”
Will the main storyline of the Fast and Furious franchise conclude?
While the 11th movie was initially believed to wrap up the main storyline, Vin Diesel has hinted at the possibility of an additional film, potentially giving the story a trilogy ending.
Which other movies has Dwayne Johnson appeared in within the Fast and Furious franchise?
Dwayne Johnson joined the “Fast and Furious” cast in 2011’s “Fast Five” and continued to make appearances in the subsequent three movies. He also starred in the spinoff film “Hobbs and Shaw” alongside Jason Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw.
What led to Dwayne Johnson’s absence in “F9”?
After completing the eighth movie, “The Fate of the Furious,” Johnson made negative comments about his co-stars, which resulted in his decision to not return for “F9.” However, he has since reconciled with Vin Diesel and is ready to move forward with unity.
More about Hobbs and Shaw
- Dwayne Johnson announces return to Fast and Furious franchise
- Vin Diesel hints at additional Fast and Furious film
- Dwayne Johnson’s filmography in the Fast and Furious franchise
- Details about Dwayne Johnson’s absence in “F9”