The Rock Confirms Furious 8 Role, Hobbs Spinoff Movie In The Works

Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson will be reprising his role as Hobbs once again in the next installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, according to a report at Collider. At a press event for his new disaster movie San Andreas, Johnson was asked if he’ll be returning to the franchise when Furious 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017. He replied,

“Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs.”

Studio heads have been so impressed with his performances in the Furious series (and the box office smackdown he delivers) that talks are already underway for a spinoff movie based on the Hobbs character. The Rock said:

“We all are interested in it. I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see. I still think for me personally we’ve created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input.”

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