Dwayne Johnson Says He and Jason Statham Probably Won't Return for 'Fast & Furious 9'

Dwayne Johnson confirmed last year that he and Jason Statham would get their very own 'Fast and Furious' spin-off with 'Hobbs & Shaw.'


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Dwayne Johnson confirmed last year that he and Jason Statham would be getting their very own Fast and Furious spinoff with Hobbs & Shaw. Focusing on their two characters from the franchise, the new movie will arrive Aug. 2 this year, with the next entry in the main series arriving early 2020. As expected, Johnson has let it be known that this means we probably won't see him in Fast & Furious 9.

Speaking with MTV News, he explained, "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. 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."

Dwayne @TheRock Johnson tells @joshuahorowitz what to expect from his new @FastFurious spin-off @HobbsAndShaw and whether or not we'll see him in #Fast9 pic.twitter.com/UWIr2EvWRC

— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 29, 2019

Thankfully his comments indicate he'll be returning to the primary saga down the line, but right now nothing is certain regarding his future. Him and Vin Diesel famously had a falling out while on the set for one of the more recent entries in the franchise, but it's unclear if his involvement in the series of films will be scaled back because of that. 

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