Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Won’t Be in Fast and Furious 9

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has already decided that he won't throw his name into the overcrowded list of potential president nominees for 2020, but beyond that, "I'm not ruling it out", he said at the Sundance Film Festival.

In other spinoff news, the film that features Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is due in theaters August 2, according to another IG post, this one from Johnson.

But fans of The Rock's "Luke Hobbs" character can rest assured knowing both he and Jason Statham have every intention of re-joining the general cast for Fast & Furious 10 somewhere down the line. Because look, at the end of the day, the truth is, there's unfinished business between Hobbs and Dom.

Are you excited for Hobbs & Shaw?

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It looks like the next entry in the Fast & Furious franchise will be light a couple of key players.

As for Hobbs and Shaw, you can expect it to be a bit more lighthearted than the previous Fast films, at least according to Statham. Null. "The goal was, who is the actor out there who has the believability that they could go up against not only me, but Jason, and us combined?" "It's just two guys screwing around, making the most of it, and we're getting some good stuff". To make sure audiences understand that the movie is connected to the greater Furious universe, the titles will utilize a "presents" header. He also teased that it's "the biggest showdown the FAST & FURIOUS franchise has ever seen".

While he is just now confirming it, this is not the first time that Johnson has spoken about his reduced role in the Fast & Furious movies, Telling JoBlo in April 2018 that he likely would not return to the main series in the foreseeable future. And Furious 10 follows it up on April 2, 2021.

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