Dwayne Johnson is returning to the Fast series as Luke Hobbs, though not necessarily in the 11th main Fast & Furious movie, but instead in another standalone movie.
Johnson tweeted the news today, saying that the film “will serve as a new chapter, paving the way for FASTX: Part II.” He also talked about the well-known backstage feud between him and series star Vin Diesel.
He wrote, “Last summer, Finn and I left all of the past behind us. We will act with fraternity and determination, and will always take care of the series, the characters, and the fans we love.”
Chris Morgan will write the screenplay, a key creative component of the Fast & Furious franchise. But no further details, including who will appear in the standalone film, have been revealed.
It is reported that this is not Johnson’s first independent adventure in the Fast series. He appeared in 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, in which we saw Hobbs with an unlikely partner, Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. The first spin-off in the Fast franchise has grossed $760 million worldwide.