Dwayne Johnson has confirmed his Fast and Furious character will get a second standalone film.
While audiences are still riding high on the epic release of Fast X, Dwayne Johnson just made a huge announcement regarding his role in the franchise. Variety shared that the action star has confirmed he will reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in a standalone Fast and Furious movie. The plot of the film is yet to be determined, but we can expect the new movie to be released before Fast X: Part II which is set to come out in 2025.
Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise have been wondering how Dwayne Johnson will be involved in Fast X: Part II ever since he made his surprise return as Hobbs during the end credits of Fast X. During the clip, Jason Momoa’s villainous character Dante shares that he has unfinished business with Hobbs, because he was one who pulled the trigger on his father in Fast Five. Hobbs retorted with a very Dwayne Johnson-like line: “I’m not hard to find, sumbitch.”
According to Dwayne Johnson, Hobbs and Dante don’t have unfinished business, but rather “business that is about to pick up.” He says that fans can expect an even greater fight than The Rock Vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania. After witnessing how the Fast and Furious family has evolved from their street racing days in 2001, we know it’s going to be one hell of a battle.
The new Fast and Furious film will not be the first standalone movie that stars Dwayne Johnson, since he and Jason Statham both starred in the 2019 film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Releasing between the eighth and ninth movies in the franchise, Hobbs & Shaw featured a badass tag team between Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw as they fought against a cyber-genetically enhanced villain played by Idris Elba. The two obviously won after much bled-shed, wild car chases, and a tug of war between Hobbs, a truck, and a helicopter.
Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Gracia will be producing the new film through their production company Seven Bucks Production, along with One Race Films and several others. Seven Bucks Productions has co-produced several other films that feature Dwayne Johnson as the lead, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Black Adam, and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The production company was founded in 2012 and got its name from the amount of money Dwayne Johnson had in his pocket back in 1995 before he became a WWF superstar.
After Fast X became number one at the box office and grossed $318 million on its opening weekend, it’s no wonder why everyone wants the franchise to keep going. There will be at least one more Fast and Furious film in the main franchise which is set to reveal the fate of Dom Toretto and his song along with the fight between Hobbs and Dante. In addition, there are rumors that there will be a female-led spinoff featuring Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Charlize Theron.
Before Dwayne Johnson tackles this next film, he’s got several other projects in the works including Jungle Cruise 2, San Andreas 2, and Big Trouble in Little China. However, we doubt any of the action in these films will compare to that in the new Hobbs movie.