Dwayne Johnson is set to star in his very own Fast and the Furious spin-off.
The addition of Luke Hobbs to the long-running franchise has proved so popular that Universal is looking to spin the character off into another movie. The current plan is to release the film shortly before Fast and the Furious 7 arrives in theaters.
“That’s the goal We continue to build that character and have him take shape. But yes, can’t wait,” Dwayne Johnson said during a recent interview with the folks at Empire.
It’s currently unknown how the Luke Hobbs spin-off flick would tie in with the Fast and the Furious storyline. Given the recent rumors regarding Jason Statham’s involvement with the series, the franchise could be headed in a number of interesting directions.
In addition to his own spin-off movie, Dwayne Johnson could find himself picking up a role in the next Expendables sequel. The actor recently revealed that he wouldn’t mind signing on for a part in Sylvester Stallone’s successful action series.
“It all depends. Yeah, sure. I like Sly. He’s been a buddy for some time. I love the first one and I’m excited about the second one. Sure, if he needs somebody to hunt somebody down, he knows where I’m at,” the actor explained during a recent interview.
As if all of these projects weren’t enough to keep Dwayne Johnson busy for quite some time, he admitted that he wouldn’t be opposed to participating in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. He also explained that he used to steal action figures when he was a kid.
“I played with two lines of action figures when I was a kid, G.I. Joe and Star Wars. By the way, because we didn’t have a lot of money, I used to steal them. I’d just rip open the packages and shove ‘em in my pockets … like a lot of kids. I got caught a couple of times, got my a** kicked by my parents,” he admitted.
Dwayne Johnson can be seen next in Jon Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The film opens in theaters on March 28. Fast and Furious 6 opens across the US on May 24.
Are you a fan of Dwayne Johnson? Would you watch a Fast and the Furious spin-off featuring his character Luke Hobbs?