Dwayne Johnson has released the first photo of himself as ‘Hobbs’ from “Fast 8”.
Interestingly, Johnson referred to the rumoured “Fast & Furious” spin-off film that is said to focus on his character, though he certainly didn’t give anything away.
“Maybe it’s a spinoff movie,” he wrote. “Maybe it’s more #FF movies. Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again.”
The Hobbs spinoff rumours come on the back of Universal’s plans to develop a slate of “Fast & Furious” spinoff and prequel films. Now rumour has it that one of those spinoffs will focus on Johnson’s Hobbs, but at this stage that all remains speculation.
Johnson co-stars in the film with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black, with Jason Statham and Kurt Russell also expected to return.
F. Gary Gray is directing the film which will bow on April 14, 2017.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #HOBBS #F8 When you strip a man of all he has. All that’s important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that’s a very dangerous and twisted place. If I was going to return for another FAST & FURIOUS I wanted to come in and disrupt the franchise in a cool way that got fans fired up and their blood pumping to see a new version of Hobbs and his “Daddy’s gotta go to work” mentality and set the table in a cool way for where the character goes in the future. Maybe it’s a spinoff movie. Maybe it’s more #FF movies. Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again. Either way, I’ve had a solid first week of shooting, good to be back with the ohana, good to work again w/ my bud and director F. Gary Gray and our home studio of UNIVERSAL, as always have been the best partners to me and my #SevenBucksProds team. Most importantly… you guys around the world will really dig this new version of the role, ’cause as we always say, disrupters dent the universe. #Hobbs #TwistedRoots #1Disrupter #1Savage #F8