Earlier today, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to social media and released a video confirming his return to the Fast And Furious franchise. The confirmation comes on the heels of his appearance in an after-credits scene for the latest installment, that got many fans buzzing.
“Aloha from beautiful Hawaii,” he began. “Just tapping in with you guys, you can see I got laid. (Laughs) There’s always room for a cheesy joke. Just tapping in with you guys and delivering a little information, long-awaited information you guys have been waiting for over a week now for me to confirm. So I am 100% confirming to you guys around the world that yes, it is true. Hobbs is back. Hobbs is back in the Fast and Furious franchise.
“And, man, I gotta tell you, Well, before I get into the why and the how I was able to pull this off, and get together with Vin and pull this thing off. Before I get into that, let me just say that it has been so incredibly, personally gratifying and satisfying, and humbling and exciting to see your reactions around the world. First of all, the secret of Hobbs being back in the Fast and Furious franchise, that was a secret that was hard as hell to keep and you guys know me and you know, my operating motto at Seven Bucks Productions, which is always audience first, fans first.
“So it has been so cool to see your reactions around the world of Hobbs returning. The messages that I’ve gotten, the videos that I have seen in theaters all around the world, and you guys erupting when Hobbs is revealed at the end, in the tag, is like a rock concert, all around the world. It was just so f-cking cool, excuse my language, and I loved it. And I love you guys. Thank you for that incredible reaction.
“So, in terms of the why, I think, you know, despite us having our differences, me and Vin, we’ve been like brothers for years. And despite having our differences, when you lead with the idea of, number one, resolve. But then also you just think about the future. And you think about plans that are much bigger than ourselves. And those bigger plans are the bigger buildouts, those bigger plans are the North Star, as I always like to say.
“The North Star is always my guiding light in whatever endeavor or opportunity that I am in that I’m passionate about. I always keep a North Star in my clarity and in my focus. And in this case, the North Star is the franchise that we love, the North Star are characters that we love, and the North Star are fans that we love. So when you add all that up, it’s really not a hard decision to make. It’s a yes.
“So, yes, I cannot wait and our Seven Bucks Productions can’t wait to help produce the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and, yes, at the end you guys are all talking about it. It’s not even unfinished business between Jason Momoa’s character, who did a great job, by the way, with his character of Dante. It’s not even unfinished business between Dante and Hobbs. Its business is about to pick up. Oh shit. Business is about to pick up.
“So, if you thought that The Rock versus ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin headlining three WrestleManias, if you thought that was Earth shattering, well, wait until you see what happens when Dante and Hobbs collide. Anyway, that’s way down the road, I’ll keep you guys updated on everything Fast and Furious, on everything Hobbs. I want to say congratulations to my Fast family, the Fast and Furious cast,
“Congratulations to Universal, who I started my career with. I always consider them family, and, most importantly, to the fans. I appreciate you. I love you. And in true Hobbs speak. Daddy’s got to go to work. All right. I love you guys. And Hobbs is back.”
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