“The hierarchy of power didn’t change”: Dwayne Johnson Gets Mixed Reactions After Returning for Fast & Furious, Fans Convinced Black Adam Failure Forced Him

"The hierarchy of power didn't change": Dwayne Johnson Gets Mixed Reactions After Returning for Fast & Furious, Fans Convinced Black Adam Failure Forced Him

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.

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Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson

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.

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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.

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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.

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Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in Fast Five

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.

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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.

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Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

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.

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