As Fast X eats up the miles and the box office dollars, a message has arrived from a certain Dwayne Johnson. The actor confirms that he will be back as Luke Hobbs in a brand new Fast & Furious movie. However, according to Johnson's Twitter message, it won't be part of the legacy franchise, nor a follow-up to 2019's Hobbs & Shaw in which he was paired with Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw.
Instead, the brawny Hobbs will be going it alone in a new instalment that will bridge the gap between Fast X and next year's Fast 11 (or Fast XI, if we're continuing the Roman numeral theme). Here's what Johnson had to say.
Hope you’ve got your funderwear on…— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 1, 2023
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
Naturally, this update comes hot on the heels of...
FAST X SPOILERS AHEAD
.... the Fast X post-credits scene in which Hobbs returned to the franchise. We see that Hobbs is drawn into a trap by the nefarious villain Dante (Jason Momoa), setting up an epic showdown to come.
It truly appears that Johnson and main franchise star Vin Diesel have squashed the infamous on-set beef that alienated the former from appearing in Fast and Furious 9, released in 2021.
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