Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just revealed he and co-star, Jason Statham, probably won’t return for the next installment in the ”Fast & Furious” franchise, “Fast and Furious 9.”
As the two actors spin off in a new direction with their upcoming film “Hobbs & Shaw,” premiering this summer, it seems they’re leaving the old franchise in their rearview mirror.
Johnson and Statham’s characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, take center stage in the spin-off that focuses on their unlikely partnership.
The Rock told MTV News, “The plan has always been for the Fast and Furious universe to grow and expand. As of now, we’re not in Fast 9 because they’re getting ready to start shooting.”
While a “Fast and Furious 9″ appearance seems to be off the table, the star did tease the possibility of a return in time for the franchise’s 10th installment.
“But who knows with Fast 10 and down the road, you never know. Because look, at the end of the day, the truth is, there’s unfinished business between Hobbs and Dom. It’s unfinished,” he said.
Look out for Hobbs & Shaw when it hits movie theatres August 2, 2019.