In a surprising turn of events, Dwayne Johnson, renowned for his role in the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off, previously declared a significant rift with his longtime Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel, making it seem unlikely that he would return to the main franchise. However, recent developments have shattered those assumptions, bringing good news to those who thought they’d never witness Johnson’s iconic character, Luke Hobbs, pushing the boundaries of speed once more.
Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to share an extensive video announcement in a development that comes as no surprise. In this video, he revealed that he has officially committed to a new project within the Fast & Furious universe, distinct from the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off or Universal’s previously announced Fast X sequel.
Hope you’ve got your funderwear on…
HOBBS IS BACK.
And he just got lei’d 🌺😈
Luke Hobbs will be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise.
Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in Fast X have blown us away 🤯🙏🏾🌍
The next Fast & Furious film you’ll see the… pic.twitter.com/vvtBgTBOnl
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 1, 2023
Did Black Adam’s Failure Forced Dwayne Johnson To Return
Although Chris Morgan is set to pen the screenplay for the Hobbs movie, details regarding the commencement of production or additional cast members remain unknown at this time. However, it is worth noting that the next official Fast & Furious installment is scheduled to grace the silver screen sometime in 2025. However, fans of the franchise are convinced that Dwayne Johnson is returning to compensate for the failure of Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson will be back behind the wheel as Luke Hobbs in a new standalone Fast & Furious film
The untitled feature will set up ‘#FastX: Part II’
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) June 1, 2023
There being a fast and furious movie in between fast 10 and fast 10 part 2 is hilarious. This is truly an incredible franchise https://t.co/wZlAuO25K8
— Mattstergamer (@Mattstergamer) June 1, 2023
Dam this mofos really trying to milk the fuck out of the Fast & Furious movies . https://t.co/QONKCcrbvr
— Josay Poncho Esparza 🦁⚡️ (@agentofchaos22) June 1, 2023
That humble pie he got after Black Adam was something huh…not complaining though cause Hobbs is my favorite character and I want more movies that are just about him https://t.co/qjfG9tMmPI
— Nick VR (@thereelVR) June 1, 2023
I’m dead at this🤣 get that bag Dwayne ! https://t.co/Qds8kJQilh
— SourPatchKidd (@Cydni_jones) June 1, 2023
Set up Fast X: Part II ? Isn’t that what Fast X is for ? https://t.co/6Xts1TLTW7
— Kyle Scarselli (@kylescarselli) June 1, 2023
Dwayne Johnson made his debut as the character Hobbs in the 2011 film “Fast Five.” He went on to reprise the role in “Fast & Furious 6,” “Furious 7,” and “The Fate of the Furious.” In 2019, Johnson took center stage in the spin-off movie “Hobbs & Shaw,” co-starring alongside Jason Statham.
Marking a significant reconciliation, Johnson’s reentry into the Fast & Furious franchise follows a widely publicized feud with co-star Vin Diesel back in 2016. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson candidly expressed his frustrations, referring to Diesel as “not a very nice person” and someone who was “hard to work with.” However, in a later development, Diesel apologized for his behavior, and the two actors reportedly resolved their differences, paving the way for their renewed collaboration.
Why Did Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Fail Miserably
Standing out can be arduous for any new superhero film in a genre that has reached a saturation point. Black Adam faced the challenge of being released in the same year as other highly anticipated superhero movies like The Batman and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, potentially dividing the attention and interest of the audience.
Besides, the promotional campaign for Black Adam fell short of its potential. The trailers failed to generate a significant positive response, and the film did not garner the same level of media attention as other superhero movies in the industry.
Upon its release, Black Adam garnered a mixed reception from critics. While some critics lauded the film’s gripping action sequences and applauded Dwayne Johnson’s compelling performance, others voiced concerns over the movie’s plot and pacing, finding room for criticism.
Black Adam is available for streaming on HBO Max.