Dwayne The Rock Johnson is never short of surprises. The action star officially announced recently that he will be starring as the lead in his own solo The Fast and the Furious film as his famous character Hobbs. The Black Adam actor will have some illustrious company in A-Listers Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart.
The two celebrities had already made their presence felt in the spinoff film starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, The Fast and The Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. While Kevin Hart is expected to reprise his role from the spinoff, there are some interesting takes on the character that Ryan Reynolds will play in the film.
Netizens React to Ryan Reynolds And Kevin Hart’s Inclusion in Dwayne Johnson’s Film
Ever since Dwayne Johnson announced his solo venture in The Fast and the Furious franchise along with the inclusion of Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart, social media is buzzing with netizens expressing their opinions on the film and the cast. While many viewers felt that Ryan Reynolds will be the x-factor in the film, a few others welcomed the casting of Kevin Hart for his witty humor. Others were brutal in their criticism of Johnson’s decision to deviate from the franchise and called it a money-making venture.
I hope Ryan Reynolds plays the villain, he’s pretty much never done that that I can think of and it’d be more interesting than just the same usual role he always does
— Jkop (BLM) (@BubblesZap_) June 3, 2023
— Dan Tromp (@Dantromp_) June 2, 2023
Its going to be funny. No doubt!
— Storm (@Storm_Taufa) June 3, 2023
This only proves that this movie is only a cash grab and does nothing. The comedy and story will be shit. Most likely will be forgettable a couple years after its release.
— Alex (@ALPO1158) June 2, 2023
So the guy that did Hobbs and Shaw is doing this new spin off logic and they are having other people from Hobbs and Shaw in this but yet it isn’t a sequel to Hobbs and Shaw??? Lmfao do they even know what they are doing at this point lmao
— Nomad9223 (@Nomad9223) June 2, 2023
So why not just make Hobbs and Shaw two? Dude Rocks ego is almost as bad as CM Punk’s
— Godspeedzilla (@WallyNox6) June 2, 2023
Why not? They are both almost in everything
— patrick chirico (@SDagger02) June 2, 2023
Despite the mixed reactions to the announcement, the fact remains that audiences will still flock to theaters to see the film owing to the star presence of the three actors.
Who Will Ryan Reynolds Play In Dwayne Johnson’s The Fast and The Furious?
In The Fast and The Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Ryan Reynolds played a CIA agent with a creepy obsession named Victor Locke. While this was a cameo appearance, the star was involved in another role in the film as well by lending his voice to the character of the mysterious Eteon Director who gives the antagonist Brixton played by Idris Elba his marching orders.
Fans are now speculating if Reynolds may appear in this chilling role in Dwayne Johnson’s solo venture which would make him the antagonist. David Leitch who directed Ryan Reynolds in both Deadpool 2 and Hobbs and Shaw, was non-committal in his reply when asked if the actor would be playing the Eteon Director’s role. The director said,
“I’ll be honest, there’s no final decision. I think we wanted to leave it open-ended. We want this thing to live on for a while, and we want these characters to have many adventures.
In contrast, there are also rumors floating around that Kevin Hart may in fact play the role of the antagonist instead of Ryan Reynolds. While there is no official confirmation on the same, Reynolds and Hart’s presence in the film will certainly be one of the main reasons for fans to flock to the theaters.