Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has emerged in many of the Fast and the Furious films as Luke Hobbs. He most lately appeared in the Fast and the Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw, which was premiered in 2019. Hiram Garcia, the producer and president of production at Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, expressed the topic during the last interview with Collider.
Garcia discussed with the publication to expand Jungle Cruise, Johnson's newest movie in which he features alongside Emily Blunt. Naturally, the discussion turned towards the other projects that Garcia and Johnson have in the works for their production company. According to the producer, they do still have strategies to bring Hobbs and Shaw 2. Garcia said, “At the moment we’re trying to figure out what that sequel is going to be, but we have some very big ideas.”
Still, when it comes to Johnson's investment in the mainline Fast franchise, fans may not be watching too much of Hobbs. Although, Garcia did concern that the actor's departure from the Fast and the Furious movies will not hinder their work for Hobbs and Shaw 2, adding, “After filming Fast 8, DJ made the clear decision to close the Fast & Furious chapter for all the evident reasons. He wished them all well and shifted our focus on to other storytelling avenues."
"So while he will not be in F10 or F11, that won’t in any way interfere with our Hobbs plans," Garcia continued. "All these characters exist in the Fast universe and we love to see all aspects of that universe thrive and succeed. We just have specific plans for what we want to do with the Hobbs character and I think the fans are going to love it! We’re working to deliver something very unique and fresh and we know the studio is eager for us to get into it ASAP!” So, unfortunately for Hobbs fans, you won't be seeing the character for the next two Fast movies.
The latest tour in the Fast and the Furious franchise, F9: The Fast Saga, came out in late June. The film featured Fast mainstays comprising Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris. According to Diesel, they will begin production on Fast 10 in January 2022. The movie does not have a release date just yet.