Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to make a comeback in the “Fast and Furious” universe with an upcoming standalone film centered around his character, Luke Hobbs.
Universal Pictures made the announcement on Thursday.
While the film is untitled and specific plot details remain under wraps, reports suggest that the new movie will come between the recently released “Fast X” and the highly anticipated “Fast X: Part II,” slated for 2025.
It will be written by longtime “Fast and Furious” franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan, whose writing and production credits include “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and “The Fate of the Furious.” He has also worked on the fifth, sixth and seventh installments of the series.
Producing the film will be Johnson himself, alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent, Morgan, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Neal Moritz.
Johnson confirmed Hobbs’ return in a video shared on Instagram, expressing his gratitude for the response to Hobbs’ comeback in “Fast X.”
“Fast X” has surpassed $320 million worldwide, securing the second-highest global opening in 2023.