The busiest man in the Hollywood industry, Dwayne Johnson, has shared his thoughts regarding the ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff that will also star Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw:
“It’s been a challenging process because I feel like my intention from day one, when I first joined the cast, was to hopefully come in, have fun and create a character that people will hopefully like and try to elevate the franchise, but in the process of elevating the franchise, I have always thought that in order for this to have real longevity and legs, we should spin out and create characters that can live on their own.”
When Johnson first join the franchise, it was a game changer. Johnson playing Special Agent Luke Hobbs was one of the best roles that Johnson has ever gotten. He instantly became a fan favorite. Honestly, without Johnson, I don’t even think the franchise would have lasted this long. Johnson has created a personality that a lot of people enjoy on the screen.
There has been some unwanted attention that Johnson got for creating a spinoff, but he says is not paying attention to the distraction and wants to focus on creating an project that is exciting for the future of the Fast and Furious franchise:
“At the end of the day, the only thing I want to do is make a great movie for the fans. I never ever get wrapped up in the sludge of the bull, that can be connected at times to a franchise. So I never get dragged into it. I never respond to any of that.”
I think a stand-off between Johnson and Statham is something that fans have been wanting to watch because of their history in the franchise since Furious Seven. The camaraderie between Hobbs and Shaw was certainly something that could be developed more and it will be fun to see new characters in this world that come between Johnson and Statham. We will get the chance for once to see who will win this fight between Hobbs and Shaw. I’ll take Hobbs any day, but I can’t rule out what Shaw can do with his degree of being a top notch assassin.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Untitled Fast and Furious spin-off will hit theaters July 26, 2019, with Fast 9 scheduled for April 10, 2020.