Dwayne Johnson has been confirmed to be returning to the Fast and Furious franchise for Fast X, something that fans of the franchise weren’t expecting to happen, not at least in this instalment, however, his reported screentime may surprise you.
Minor Fast X spoilers are below this line.
It has been reported by The Wrap that Johnson will be appearing during the post-credit scene that is attached to Fast X, however, fans will just have to wait and see what his return truly entails.
Will it be an allude to the next Fast and Furious movie, or possibly even for a sequel to Johnson and Jason Statham’s spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, the former being the most likely?
As said, this news may be quite surprising to most fans of the franchise, as Johnson has been vocal in the past about not making a comeback to the franchise’s main saga.
Diesel & Johnson Like Each Other Again?
Vin Diesel himself took to Instagram back in late 2021 to express his desire for Johnson to return as Hobbs in the main movies after Johnson starred in the 2019 Hobbs & Shaw spin-off movie, a move that caused some ruckus amongst the original cast members.
“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”Vin Diesel
Shortly after Diesel’s social post, Johnson responded via CNN by saying “I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return. Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”
The two actors have yet to publicly state if they have settled their long-term back and forth with one another, or if this is purely business, another confirmation that fans will simply have to wait for.
Fast X comes to theatres on May 19th, 2023.
Source: The Wrap