Dwayne Johnson is set to reprise his role as the bold diplomatic security services agent, Luke Hobbs in an upcoming standalone Fast and Furious film. The actor shared a video on his social media account to personally confirm the news.
Posted on 1 June 2023, Johnson began the video by greeting fans with “Aloha from beautiful Hawaii” before swiftly moving on to announce his comeback.
“I am one hundred per cent confirming that Hobbs is back in the Fast and Furious franchise,” he can be heard saying. This comes just weeks after the release of Fast X.
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The confirmation announcement
Johnson, aka The Rock, shared the video with a long caption that stated, “Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in Fast X have blown us away.”
The actor confirmed that the film in which he will appear will be “the HOBBS movie,” serving as a bridge between the recently released Fast X and the upcoming Fast X: Part II. Hence, fans can expect to see the lawman in a new spin-off Fast and Furious flick, arriving before the final instalment rolls out.
Johnson clarified that he and F&F protagonist Vin Diesel (who plays Dominic Toretto) have mended their relationship. He added that they have put the past behind them and decided to “lead with brotherhood and resolve – and always take care of the franchise, characters & FANS that we love”.
In November 2021, series star Vin Diesel hit Instagram, begging The Rock to return to the franchise. At the time, The Rock responded: “I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return.”
He added, “Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation.”
Industry insiders believe The Rock rejoining the franchise halts a cold streak that included Red Notice, Skyscraper, and more.