There are still two more “The Fast and the Furious” movies left before the franchise ends, but fans are still unsure whether Dwayne Johnson will reprise his role as Federal Agent Luke Hobbs.
From behind the scenes of ‘The Fast and Furious 8’, the star had fallen out with Vin Diesel, which had motivated his absence in the 9th film.
Although the pair apparently settled the score, Johnson announced a few months ago that he would not be returning in any upcoming films and would only focus on his franchise spin-off, titled “Hobbs & Shaw.”
However, Diesel did his colleague’s hair in an Instagram post by sharing an image from Toretto and Hobbs’ first meeting.
In legend, Diesel wrote:
“My little brother Dwayne… The time has come. The world is waiting for the end of “The Fast and the Furious 10”. As you know my kids call you Uncle Dwayne at home. No vacation goes by without you exchanging happy messages… But the time has come. The inheritance awaits. I told you years ago that I would keep my promise to Pablo. I swore we would do our best in the 10th movie. I say that for love… But you have to show yourself, don’t leave the franchise inactive, because you have a very important role to play. Hobbs cannot be experienced by anyone else. Hope you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.
Previously, Hiram Garcia, producer of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ and one of the leaders of Seven Bucks (which the actor owns), also confirmed that Johnson 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 citing the bullshit among the cast. 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 filmmaker went even further and recalled that the character duo continue to belong to the universe of Velozes, but with their own path to make:
“Obviously all of these characters exist in the Fast 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 that fans will love it We are working to deliver something very original and fresh and we know the studio can’t wait to finish us off ASAP!
It should be remembered that the script for the sequel is already being written, as revealed in the past by the same producer, in an interview with ComicBook.com.
In an interview with Collider, director Justin Lin revealed that the latest installment in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise will be split into two parts.
“The idea of dividing the last chapter into two parts is correct. I’m really happy that when I joined this franchise a new sequel was never guaranteed. We had to earn it, you know? And to say that we are going to have two more films is impressive. It means a lot. So every day I think about this process and how I can achieve the best possible result. Having a chapter divided into two films is good.
He adds: “We have our ambitions on what we want to do, but we also have to face the current problems of the world. I don’t want to be greedy. I want to do what’s best for the franchise.
Meanwhile, “The Fast and the Furious 10” won’t be released until 2023.
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