Dwayne Johnson returning to ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise in spin-off film

Dwayne Johnson is returning to the Fast & the Furious film franchise, despite his very public falling out with ‘F&F’ star Vin Diesel.

Johnson wrote on Instagram: “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 legendary lawman in will be the HOBBS movie that will serve as a fresh, new chapter & set up for FAST X: Part II … Last summer @vindiesel and I put all the past behind us. We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve — and always take care of the franchise, characters & FANS that we love.”

Johnson first played Hobbs in 2011’s Fast Five, returning to the role in 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, 2015’s Furious 7, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, and 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.  Johnson appeared for a cameo in the current release Fast X,  after publicly vowing in 2021 not to return because of his dispute with Diesel. Johnson said, however: “I’ve built my career on an “Audience First” mentality and that will always serve as my North Star … Congratulations to my Fast Family & Universal Studios on the global success of FAST X and as always, Hobbs & @SevenBucksProd are motivated to help take the Fast franchise to new and exciting places for fans worldwide.”Daddy’s gotta go to work” — HOBBS#HobbsIsBack#FastAndFurious#PutYourFunderwearOn.”

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