American actor, Dwyane Johnson has revealed on his social media on Thursday that he is returning to the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
The movie star while thanking audiences for their support and excitement surrounding his surprise cameo in “Fast X,” which hit theaters in May, stated that he’s “one hundred percent confirming” that his character Luke Hobbs is back in the mix, CNN reports.
According to Johnson who is also referred to as The Rock, more is to come between Hobbs and Jason Momoa’s character Dante.
While making reference to his profession as wrestler, he said,
“If you thought that ‘The Rock’ versus ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin headlining three WrestleManias was earth-shattering, well, wait until you see Dante and Hobbs collide.”
However, Johnson In 2021, told CNN that he “would not be returning to the franchise” after last appearing in the 2019 “Hobbs & Shaw” spinoff movie, and despite a public plea from mainstay “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel asking him to return.
With regard to Diesel, Johnson touched upon the current status of his relationship with the “Pitch Black” star in his announcement on Thursday, saying despite their past differences, “we’ve been like brothers for years” and that they’re leading with the idea of “resolve” as they look toward the future of “bigger plans are the bigger build outs.”
With all that in mind, he said, “it’s really not a hard decision to make: It’s a yes.”