Dwayne Johnson makes a return in the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off

New Fast and Furious spinoff details

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With the recent release of ‘Fast X’ in the Fast & Furious franchise, fans least expected Dwayne Johnson to make a cameo in the movie, and now there have been talks of there being a spin-off titled Fast Presents: Hobbs and Reyes. Dwayne Johnson is set to return as special agent Luke Hobbs.

The new movie will be based on events after ‘Fast X’ and before ‘Fast 11’ as per Production Weekly. Dwayne Johnson also announced on Twitter that the spin-off is in the works. The new Fast and Furious movie is likely to focus on the rivalry between Luke Hobbs and Jason Momoa’s Dante Reyes. This was shown in the post-credits scene of ‘Fast X’.

Lucas ‘Luke’ Hobbs was first introduced in ‘Fast Five’ (2011) as an antagonist who later changes his ways.  In Fast Five, he is tasked with capturing Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, but as the story progresses, he forms an unlikely alliance with them in pursuit of a common enemy.

Fast X
A still from Fast X Photo by Peter Mountain © Universal Studios.

Dwayne Johnson & Vin Diesel

It feels out of place having these 2 superstars’ names in the same line as the two have had a public falling out. They made their first on-screen appearance in ‘Fast Five’. Things started falling out between them when Dwaynne, on a now-deleted, Instagram post, called members of the cast ‘candy asses’.

Fans speculated it to be Vin Diesel, as Dwayne Johnson later posted an Instagram story thanking some members of the cast but leaving out Vin Diesel. Their co-star Michelle Rodriguez confirmed the tension between the actors as nothing serious, but just a disagreement.

The co-stars did not even star in a single scene on-screen, and rumours also report that they both had separate shooting times, in order to avoid running into each other. Dwayne Johnson also starred in ‘Fast & Furious 6’, ‘Furious 7’, and ‘Fate of the Furious’, before pulling out of the franchise. He later also starred in a spinoff titled, ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’.

Fast & Furious - Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
A still from Fast Five © Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes

The spinoff will not be a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw and will be focusing on the timeline before ‘Fast 11’. Hobbs and Shaw were based on Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) as they tried to stop Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) from carrying out his plans. 

The first spinoff was a box-office success and the movie made over $750 Million worldwide. The new spinoff will star Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes. Dante Reyes is the son of Hernan Reyes, a family from which Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) stole money. 

With revenge in mind, it would not come off as a surprise if he teamed up with Luke Hobbs, or maybe Hobbs decides to save the ‘Family’. Nothing has been confirmed yet regarding the spinoff. 

Source- productionweekly

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