Dwayne Johnson, known for his role as Luke Hobbs in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is making a highly-anticipated return with a new standalone film. The announcement came from Universal Pictures, revealing that Johnson will be reprising his character in this exciting project.
The script for the untitled film has been written by Chris Morgan, a longtime collaborator of the “Fast and Furious” series. While specific details about the plot are currently unknown, insiders familiar with the deal suggest that the movie will serve as a bridge between the events of the recently released “Fast X” and the upcoming “Fast X: Part II,” slated for release in 2025. Johnson had a brief appearance as Hobbs in a credits scene during “Fast X,” leaving fans eager for more.
Producing the film alongside Johnson are Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent from One Race Films. Other notable producers involved in the project include Chris Morgan, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Neal Moritz.
Chris Morgan, recognized for his contributions to the franchise, has previously written and produced films like “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and “The Fate of the Furious.” He has played a crucial role as a writer and executive producer in several installments of the series. Directed by Louis Leterrier, “Fast X” enjoyed tremendous success worldwide, raking in an impressive $320 million during its opening month in May 2023.
Dwayne Johnson himself made the exciting announcement through a video posted on social media. Expressing his gratitude for the overwhelming response to his return in “Fast X,” Johnson revealed that the upcoming film featuring Hobbs will mark a fresh chapter and set the stage for the highly anticipated “Fast X: Part II.”
In his message, Johnson also emphasized his commitment to leaving the past behind and focusing on unity, resolve, and the well-being of the franchise, its beloved characters, and the passionate fanbase. He reiterated his dedication to an audience-first approach, a principle that has guided his successful career.
Dwayne Johnson is represented by WME, a leading entertainment agency, as well as the esteemed law firm Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc. and The Lede Company, a prominent management and communications firm.
Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson, has been involved in the production of various successful films and series. Some notable projects include Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” DC Studios’ “Black Adam,” and “DC League of Super-Pets,” as well as the original series “Young Rock” and “The Titan Games.” Johnson’s future endeavors include both producing and starring in “Red One” for Amazon Studios, as well as Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Moana.”
Fans of the “Fast and Furious” franchise can look forward to the return of Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in this highly anticipated standalone film, which is expected to deliver the thrilling action and excitement that the series is known for.