It’s not today that star Dwayne Johnson’s absence from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has been publicly commented on.
And this time, Hiram Garcia, producer of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ and one of the frontrunners of producer Seven Bucks (who is owned by the actor), has definitely confirmed that The Rock will not be returning for sequels 10 and 11 of the popular action franchise, “for obvious reasons.”
In an interview with Collider, Garcia reflected on the matter without directly mentioning the bullshit between the actor and Vin Diesel. Additionally, he reassured fans, revealing that Johnson’s absence from “The Fast and the Furious” had no impact on his character’s journey through his own spin-off.
“After the filming of Fast 8, Johnson made a clear decision to end this chapter of his life, for all obvious reasons. He wishes the best for everyone and we focus on other stories. not coming back for Fast 10 and 11, it will in no way interfere with our plans with Hobbs.
The producer of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ took it a step further and recalled that the character duo still belong to the Fast universe, but with their own way:
“Obviously all of these characters exist in the Fastest universe and we love to see all aspects of this franchise thrive and be successful. We just have specific plans for what we want to do with the Hobbs character and I think those are fans will love it. We’re working to deliver something very original and fresh and we know the studio can’t wait to finish us off ASAP!
Keep in mind that the script for the sequel is already being written, as the same producer previously revealed in an interview with ComicBook.com.
At the time, Garcia also wondered how the universe of “The Fast and the Furious” works together, with the spinoff not being something separate, but rather correlating with the larger franchise:
“We are always thinking of the future and right now we are already developing the sequel. And in fact, we have a really great story in the works. Chris Morgan writes, and I think that’s the beauty, it’s the Fast and Furious universe, right? Guess it’s not so much about separation or whatever, they all fall under the umbrella of the Fast and Furious universe. This is the mothership. But obviously this franchise is so loved and has so many fans, and there are so many stories to tell inside. “
Garcia took it a step further and commented on the plans for the ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ sequel:
“For us, we 100% want to do our part: to keep telling this story, by venturing with Hobbs. He’s still going to be connected to these guys and we’ll have to figure out how these things intertwine, but we’re all very hot on this matter. We have a great story, a great fun story. Chris Morgan is a brilliant screenwriter and he’s already taken this universe in such different directions. But sure it goes, we just had a conversation about this right before you and I spoke. And I’m very excited to see where the plot goes, but we’ll keep pushing. We know what the fans wanted, the first movie was well received and that’s what we needed to know – that the fans would like more of it, so that’s what we’re going to deliver.
Remember that “Fast and Furious 9” has already been presented in theaters.
Watch the trailer:
The cast includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennet.
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