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The character played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the latest Fast and Furious flicks may be getting his own spinoff film or TV series, which means he'll have a bigger role in the upcoming Fast 8 that's currently filming.
On Instagram, The Rock teased his character Luke Hobbs with some heady language about how he wanted the role to become more gritty and serious. During this first week of filming, he hinted that there may be more in store for Hobbs down the road... or there may not be anything.
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"Maybe it's a spinoff movie. Maybe it's more #FF movies," Johnson said in the post.
"Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again."
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
Johnson himself has suggested that he is working on a spinoff series related to the Fast and Furious franchise headed not to the silver screen but to television.
It remains to be seen just what will happen, but it is encouraging to hear from Johnson about how he wants to up his role in the most car-oriented series currently in Hollywood.