Dwayne Johnson Will Return as Hobbs in New Fast & Furious Film for Universal

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Dwayne Johnson has announced that he will be reprising his role as DSS Agent Luke Hobbs in a new, but still untitled, Fast & Furious film from Universal. A report from Deadline, which includes a pretty big spoiler for those who haven’t seen Fast X yet, suggests that the new movie is not a sequel or spin-off to 2019’s Hobbs & Shaw but is its own, separate film, which implies the spotlight will be mostly (or entirely) on Johnson this time around. There’s also talk that Johnson may appear in Fast X: Part II, seemingly marking the official end of his feud with franchise star Vin Diesel.

From a Deadline report:

While this film is in development, insiders close to the project add the door is also open to him to appear in the next installment of Fast & Furious which is also in development. Sources also add that this untitled film is not sequel or spin-off to Hobbs & Shaw but its own separate film. The film is based on a screenplay by longtime Fast & Furious collaborator, Chris Morgan.

Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will producer for their Seven Bucks Productions along with Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent for their One Race Films. Also producing are Morgan for his Chris Morgan Productions, Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and Neal Moritz for Original Film.

Johnson was last seen as Hobbs in the Fast & Furious series in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which was No. 1 for four weekends at the global box office and grossed more than $750 million. Johnson will next be seen starring in and producing Red One for Amazon.

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