Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel seem to have settled their feud. The former, who is also known as The Rock, will return for a new The Fast & The Furious standalone film.
Johnson played agent Hobbs. He did not feature in the latest film series’ latest Fast X. The former WWE star announced his return to the franchise on social media. He addressed ending his feud with Diesel.
Johnson announced a new Fast and Furious film that will feature his return as Hobbs and bridge the gap between Fast X and Fast X: Part II. The part is expected to be released in 2025.
“Hope you’ve got your funderwear on… HOBBS IS BACK. And he just got lei’d 🌺😈 Luke Hobbs will be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise. Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in Fast X have blown us away 🤯🙏🏾🌍 The next Fast & Furious film you’ll see the legendary lawman in will be the HOBBS movie that will serve as a fresh, new chapter & set up for FASTX: Part II,” Johnson announced.
The Rock further added that he and Diesel have put the feud to rest.
“I’ve built my career on an “ Audience First” mentality and that will always serve as my North Star ⭐️. Congratulations to my Fast Family & Universal Studios on the global success of FAST X and as always, Hobbs & @SevenBucksProd are motivated to help take the Fast franchise to new and exciting places for fans worldwide,” he added.
Universal Pictures announced the project on Thursday. Longtime “Fast and Furious” collaborator Chris Morgan wrote the untitled film’s script. Plot details were not available, though individuals familiar with the deal said the new movie will bridge between the events of the just-released “Fast X” and the upcoming “Fast X: Part II,” which is expected in 2025. Johnson just appeared as Hobbs, a diplomatic security service agent, in a credits scene for “Fast X.”
Johnson will produce the film with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia for their Seven Bucks Productions, along with Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent via their One Race Films. Additional producers include Chris Morgan for his Chris Morgan Productions, Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and Neal Moritz for Original Film.