Dwayne Johnson, who took on the role of the mighty Luke Hobbs in ‘Fast & Furious 5’ in its eighth installment – and headlined the spin-off ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – put all speculation aside – he is not from return for one of the future installments of the ‘Fast’ franchise.
“I wish them good luck on Fast 9… And I wish them good luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies that they make without me,” Johnson reportedly said.
Johnson’s announcement came just one month after his on-screen partner “Hobbs & Shaw” surprise cameo Jason Statham in the upcoming “Fast & Furious 9” (which has yet to be released in India).
Fans had gone mad thinking the spinoff was going to be a full-fledged franchise, but Johnson, of course, thinks otherwise.
The reaction to Vin Diesel’s comments about his feud with The Rock can be attributed to the hard love he gave the former wrestler to do him a great act in ‘F5’, Dwayne Johnson told a website entertainment, “I laughed and laughed a lot… everyone laughed at that. (I’m going to) leave it there (sic).
‘F9’ has already been released in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, Korea, Hong Kong and the Middle East. The 9th installment of this franchise was directed by Justin Lin, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Daniel Casey.
Over the years, this heist-and-espionage-themed franchise has raised more than $ 5 billion worldwide since its first release. It also raised over $ 500 million with its global release.
“Fast and Furious 9” will be released in India on August 5 in five languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.