Dwayne Johnson Says He And Jason Statham Probably Won’t Return For Fast And Furious 9

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Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson might not be returning for Fast and Furious 9Universal

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said he and co-star Jason Statham probably won’t return for Fast and Furious 9

As the two actors spin off in a new direction with the upcoming movie Hobbs & Shaw, it seems they’re leaving the old franchise in the dust.

Hobbs & Shaw will see Johnson and Statham’s characters take centre stage, with IMDb giving us a brief insight to the plot with the description ‘Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forms an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.’

The Rock recently revealed some more info about the spin-off, teasing an impressive showdown bigger than any Fast & Furious fans have seen before.

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He shared a picture alongside fellow cast mates Josh Mauga, Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis, WWE wrester Roman Reigns and John Tui, along with the caption:

A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive.
THE HOBBS BROTHERS.
In Samoa we have a word that means everything to us – AIGA – which means FAMILY.
My name is Luke Hobbs and these are my four brothers.
My family. My aiga.

The caption continues:

They all live in Western Samoa where they own and operate “Hobbs Customs” – a former illegal chop shop, now a legit business where they build and deliver vintage custom cars all over the world.
In Samoa we have another saying which is “Ou te le tau to’atasi ae matou te tau fa’atasi” which means,
When you fight one, you fight us ALL.
Biggest showdown the Fast & Furious Universe has ever seen is coming this summer.

Check it out:

Hobbs & Shaw is set to be released this summer, but with Fast and Furious 9 getting ready to begin production, it sounds like Johnson and Statham might be too busy with their project to reprise their characters in the ninth instalment of the original franchise.

Speaking to MTV News, the actor explained:

The plan has always been for the Fast and Furious universe to grow and expand. As of now, we’re not in Fast 9 because they’re getting ready to start shooting.

But who knows with Fast 10 and down the road, you never know. Because look, at the end of the day, the truth is, there’s unfinished business between Hobbs and Dom. It’s unfinished.

While the Fast and Furious 9 might be out of the question, it sounds like fans can be hopeful for a future return of Hobbs and Shaw alongside their other favourite Fast and Furious characters as the franchise makes it into the double digits.

Until then, at least fans of The Rock can get their fill in the spin-off!

Hobbs & Shaw is set to be released on August 2, 2019. 

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.