the The Fast and the Furious The franchise was released recently X is fast, has been described as the beginning of the end for the franchise, bringing together several plot threads and characters. However, in the run-up to it, a prominent figure was missing. Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and first appeared in the franchise in 2011 Fast Five, zto reprise the role in the sixth, seventh, and eighth films. The character has since branched out to helm his own movie with The Rock, co-starring Jason Statham in Hobbes and Shaw.

Updated June 1, 2023: This article has been updated with more news after the release of Fast X as well as new Dwayne Johnson news The Fast and the Furious Solo movie.

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Johnson did not appear F9This was largely due to friction between the actor and Vin Diesel The Fast and the Furious groups. Eventually, Dwayne Johnson decided he never wanted to deal with him again and publicly announced that he would not be returning for the franchise. Diesel later posted on Instagram a message imploring Johnson to return to him X is fast & F11. The world is waiting for an end fast 10,” Diesel wrote in his original Instagram post. “You know, my kids refer to you in my house as Uncle Dwayne. There isn’t a holiday you go through that you don’t send your good wishes…but the time has come. A legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I would keep my promise to Pablo. I swore we would arrive and show the best fast In the end 10! “

In an interview with CNN, The Rock confirmed that there was “no chance” of him returning, and that the post on Instagram only made things worse.

“I told [Diesel] Straight away I will not be returning to the franchise. I was firm but cordial with my words and said I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be a hit, but there was no chance of going back. Finn’s last public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he raised his kids in the mail, and also that Paul Walker died. Leave them out. We talked months ago about this matter and came to a clear understanding.”

The Rock also suggests that his issues were only with Diesel, and he has offered his support to the rest of the co-star cast and crew. The Fast and the Furious franchise. He hints that he would have rather faced all of these problems with Diesel and stayed quiet, but regardless, he says he’s rooting for what will be the last installments of the main series to do well anyway.

“My goal all along has been to gracefully and gracefully end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise. It is unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters. Regardless, I am confident in Swift Universe and its ability to consistently deliver products to the public… I truly wish the best of luck and success in the class.” The next is from my former colleagues and crew members.”

However, despite Dwayne Johnson’s insistence that he will not be returning to the franchise, that has since changed. Dwayne Johnson reprized his role as Luke Hobbs in the mid-credits scene of X is fast. The scene seems to indicate that Hobbes will be a major character in the future Fast and Furious 11. It’s unclear if that was always the plan and if the post from Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was an old-school wrestling tactic to generate buzz for the movie or if it was real from both parts, but Johnson eventually changed his mind.

Dwayne Johnson is back, but not for Fast & Furious 11

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On June 1, 2023, it was announced that Dwayne Johnson would be returning to the The Fast and the Furious Franchising, but not in Fast and Furious 11as a mid-credit scene X is fast implicit. Johnson is set to star in an untitled movie The Fast and the Furious The project and will feature a screenplay by Chris Morgan, who will also return to the franchise after sitting down F9 And X is fast. Johnson is signed on as a producer, but the movie will not be Hobbes and Shaw 2 But instead it acts as a bridge between the movie X is fast And Fast and Furious 11. This may be what Vin Diesel was referring to when he said they were considering making it X is fast Part of a trilogy.

Why Dwayne Johnson changed his mind

Dwayne The Rock Johnson as Black Adam in the 2022 DC movie
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There are many indications that Dwayne Johnson is set not to return to the franchise but he did come back for business reasons. Originally it seemed like Dwayne Johnson bet all his chips Black Adam, a Warner Bros. movie. DC that was supposed to be a new beginning for the DCEU. She would create a fight with Superman in the sequel as well as several Justice Society spin-offs.

but, Black Adam It underperformed at the box office, and may have also affected the box office of the film Shazam! Wrath of the Gods. Shortly after the release Black AdamJames Gunn and Peter Safran have become the new heads of DC Studios and plan to relaunch the DCEU as the DCU. Black Adam had no placement in the first set of their plans, suggesting that Dwayne Johnson’s time as a character was over.

With no word on the next day Jumanji The movie will hit theaters and live cinemas Moana Having just been announced, Dwayne Johnson needs a franchise, and his schedule is becoming more open. since X is fast And Fast and Furious 11 No longer filming back-to-back, it would have been easy to include Luke Hobbs in a mid-credit scene. Now Johnson can return to the franchise and be a part of the main story without having to share a scene with Vin Diesel. It seems like there is still a lot of bad blood between the two of them.


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