Dwayne Johnson previously announced that his character Luke Hobbs won’t be a part of the upcoming two-part conclusion of the main Fast & Furious series, but he’s more than ready to reprise the role in a standalone sequel to 2019 spin-off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ in which he starred alongside Jason Statham.
In an interview with Sirius XM, Johnson revealed how he’s imagining the sequel:
“When it comes to Hobbs and Shaw, which we loved and loved making that movie, there’s an idea that I had that I called [Universal Pictures chairwoman] Donna Langley, called our writer Chris Morgan, our producer Hiram Garcia, and I said, ‘I have this idea and this direction for [Hobbs and Shaw 2].’ And I pitched, and it would be, without giving it away… it would be the antithesis of what Fast & Furious movies generally are in that they continue to go on and go on and go on. In this case, I wanted to and still want to do the quintessential Hobbs movie that, again without giving it away, that you watch a man walk off into the sunset… I said, ‘We have an opportunity here to go against the grain and let’s disrupt things a little bit and let’s create a movie within the Fast & Furious world that is unexpected.”
Hobbs & Shaw is the first full-length spin-off movie of the Fast & Furious saga. It was released in summer 2019 and it earned $760 million worldwide.
Directed by David Leitch, the movie follows Johnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Shaw trying to stop a deadly mercenary Brixton (Idris Elba) to deploy a super virus. Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, and Helen Mirren. Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart made special cameo appearances.
It is unknown when the sequel will happen. In the main series, Fast & Furious 10 is scheduled to be released in April 2023.