Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Talks About Possible ‘Fast & Furious’ Spin-Off

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Dwayne Johnson The Rock Fast and Furious Spin Off Dwayne The Rock Johnson Talks About Possible Fast & Furious Spin Off

2013 is the year of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The former wrestler turned action star has already starred in one film (Snitch) and is set to star in several more, including the high profile sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. Then, of course, there’s The Fast and the Furious 6where Johnson will reprise his role as the hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs from Fast Five.

The Fast and Furious franchise is something of an anomaly in Hollywood. Whereas you’d expect most 12-year-old franchises to be diminishing in quality, each new Fast and Furious movie seems to be more successful than the last. Director Justin Lin, who has directed the last three films in the series, has done a great job of introducing new characters and creating a large and interesting world for them to live in and (possibly) have their own adventures.

So is there room for a Luke Hobbs spin-off film? It’s a definite possibility. Given The Rock’s major role in The Fast and the Furious 6 (and presumably The Fast and The Furious 7), it makes sense that Universal will try and keep the actor around for future solo movies. Johnson even confirmed the possibility in an interview with Screen Rant, saying that there is “always an ongoing conversation” about said spin-off.

Recently, Johnson reiterated the possibility of the spin-off in an interview with Empire, again saying that if anything did happen, it wouldn’t be until after The Fast and the Furious 7 so that the larger arc told across 5, 6, and 7 could be finished.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five Dwayne The Rock Johnson Talks About Possible Fast & Furious Spin Off

Going back to his pro wrestling days, I’ve always been a fan of The Rock, so I’d be happy to see Johnson continue his role as Luke Hobbs. When you consider that Universal is practically printing money every time a new Fast and Furious movie comes out, I can’t see them missing an opportunity to get Johnson into his own series of films.

What do you think of the possibility that Johnson could star in his own Fast and Furious spin-off? If he did, what type of story would you like to see?

The Fast and the Furious 6 hits theaters May 24th, 2013.


Source: Empire

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  1. hell yes!! him and Gina Carano in a spin off would be sick.

  2. If it’s like a US Marshall’s type of chase movie from his perspective and get Bradley Cooper or similar actor to be the fugitive/antagonist. That would ROCK(sorry had too)

    • Yeah, the Sam Gerard character was spun off from The Fugitive in US Marshals (a highly underrated film IMO). The same can be applied here. Hobbs and his team (including Carano, if she survive Fast 6 that is) can go hunting for some new criminals.

  3. That would be awesome!! I would like to see that.
    A buddy cop film with him and Gina carano chasing down thieves. Awesome.

    As long as he doesn’t become a car theif somehow.

  4. yes i agree with him and gina carano being in a film together would be awesome

  5. He is the most electrifying man in Entertainment. He can do whatever he wants.

    • Just no more crappy kids movies.

      • If he wants to be a fairy, then by God, let him be one!

        • LOL!

  6. I definitely support this.

  7. im totally down but before im 100% i need substance.

  8. Boring

    Can’t believe they’re still making this trash.

  9. The spin off should try to bring Tokyo drift in with the main series. And see some of those characters return.

  10. He should play Kratos.

    • Hahaha ‘I need no tools from Olympus.’

      Either way, if the spin off had the same pacing and twists in Fast Five, it would have my interest. The story would just need to be engaging and have depth rather than pointless action cause we can type movie. I could see this a possibility, especially under Justin Lin’s supervision. He’s done a great job in resurrecting this franchise as before Tokyo Drift, if would have been long dead.

  11. I like how this article calls him a ‘FORMER WRESTLER’ even though he’s the current WWE champion. But besides that, a Hobbs movie would be great.

  12. Luke Hobbs is actually one of the better characters Dwayne has played. I liked his Rundown character (well… his Elliot character in Be Cool was pretty funny) but that never went anywhere.

    If you keep Gina Carano around, it could be called “Rock and Crush”… heh.

  13. I would love to see Rock in every Fast & furious mopvies.

  14. I would like to see the Rock get a spin off, but instead of fast cars, it’s big and loud trucks that dominate the screen.

  15. He is excellent playing,luke hobbs,yes make another movie with the rock.everybody in fast6 should get an award .frm.mari.rivera thank you for chosing the rock.he is awesome