Fast & Furious Spin-off Movie Featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Under Discussion
The Rock don't stop.
The eighth movie in the Fast & Furious series in now in production, and there are already two further films scheduled for release over the next few years. However, we may also get some spinoffs from the hit action series. Star Vin Diesel has previously spoken of his desire to make other film set in the same universe, and now producer Hiram Garcia has revealed that a movie focusing on Dwayne Johnson's character Hobbs is under discussion.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Garcia said that a movie about the muscle-bound FBI agent was something that both him and Johnson were keen to make. "I think there's always been conversations for that," he explained. "The scheduling of it all is a challenge but there are always talks about a potential spin-off movie and what we can do with it. DJ and I were just talking about that the other day--our visions for it.
"He's a beloved enough character that they'd love to see what a ride with him would be like in his world. We have tons of history that we've crafted for this guy that we continue to sprinkle in throughout the movies. You'll see a little bit more in this movie but ultimately we want to take that ride and spin him off and have some fun with it."
In February, Diesel announced the release dates for the next three parts in the Fast & Furious series, with part 8 arriving in 2017, and the others following in 2019 and 2021. He also told Variety that there were plans for spin-offs. "We've written out story lines for various characters," he said. "We've been playing with it for a long time. It's a very rich property and we're committed to treating it with a lot of class."
Last week, the first image of Charlize Theron's Fast & Furious 8 character was released. Theron will play a character called Cipher, who Universal claim will be the franchise's "greatest adversary ever." The movie hits cinemas on April 14, 2017
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