Dwayne Johnson on Friday confirmed that he will likely be reprising his position of Luke Hobbs in the following chapter of the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise.
Johnson, who returned to the action-adventure collection with a mid-credit scene in just lately launched “Fast X”, stated he will even be starring in a brand new “Hobbs” film which will likely be a direct continuation of the principle “Fast Saga” story and serve as a hyperlink between “Fast X” and “Fast X: Part II.”
“Luke Hobbs will likely be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise… The subsequent ‘Fast & Furious’ movie you’ll see the legendary lawman in would be the HOBBS film that can serve as a contemporary, new chapter & set up for FASTX: Part II,” the WWE wrestler-turned-actor wrote.
Johnson first performed Luke Hobbs in 2011’s “Fast Five” and later returned for “Fast & Furious 6” (2013), “Furious 7” (2015) and “The Fate of the Furious” (2017). He additionally starred in the spin-off film “Hobbs & Shaw” in 2019, alongside Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
The 51-year-old had a fall out with franchise star Vin Diesel in the course of the making of “The Fate of the Furious”. He introduced in 2021 that he won’t return to the franchise in any of their future ventures.
In his publish on Friday, Johnson stated final 12 months he and Diesel “put all of the previous behind us”.
“We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve – and all the time maintain the franchise, characters & FANS that we love. I’ve constructed my profession on an “ Audience First” mentality and that can all the time serve as my North Star,” he wrote.
The motion star additionally congratulated his “Fast” household and Universal Studios on the worldwide success of “Fast X”.
Johnson stated he’ll producing the following chapter in the franchise through his Seven Bucks Production.