Dwayne Johnson Confirms ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff Co-Starring Jason Statham
Following their scenes in Furious 7 and Fate and the Furious, rumors began to swirl that Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters Hobbs and Shaw would get their own spinoff.
That news has now been confirmed by Johnson on his Instagram page.
“Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz,” wrote Johnson.
“Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans,” he continued.
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Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neal Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
Johnson is currently one of the biggest actors in Hollywood with several projects in development as an actor and producer, including Skyscraper, Rampage and the HBO series Ballers.
He will next be seen in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, out Dec. 20.
What are your thoughts on a Fast and Furious spinoff with The Rock and Jason Statham?