The bromance between Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Satham’s Deckard was easily the highlight of The Fate of the Furious. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the two are officially getting a spinoff.
On the heels of previous rumors, The Rock has now confirmed on Instagram that “Daddy’s gotta go back to work.”
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
The spinoff is currently set to come out on July 26, 2019. Meanwhile, Fast & Furious 9 is slated for a April 10, 2020 release and Fast & Furious 10 is aiming for a April 2, 2021 release. One can’t help but wonder if this spinoff has anything to do with Johnson’s feud with Vin Diesel. Perhaps this is the studio’s way of keeping both attached to the franchise without requiring them to share as much screen time.