Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to Headline Their Own Fast & Furious Spin-Off

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With audience interest in the Fast & Furious franchise still seemingly at an all-time high, many people have been dumbfounded by the fact that Universal is planning to bring the series to a close after just two more movies. Producer Neal Moritz recently told Collider that they already know how the series will end but that they are still in the process of figuring out “the in-betweens.” In the meantime, while they prep for the final two films, they have just announced a project that will work as a holdover of sorts: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will reportedly be starring in their very own Fast & Furious spin-off. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Deadline, Universal is currently planning a Fast & Furious spin-off that would focus on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters Luke Hobbs and Decker Shaw. Considering the chemistry that they displayed in part 8, something tells me that fans will be very happy about this team-up. There were rumours that a post-credit scene featuring the two action stars was filmed but then axed at the last minute at the request of Vin Diesel.

Speaking of which, Diesel and Johnson supposedly had a big feud on set but have since buried the hatchet, which may explain why they are now able to move forward with this spin-off. Either way, it seems likely that they will continue to look at more spin-offs once the main series comes to an end and it makes a lot of sense considering how many characters the FF “family” now encompasses. It may also allow them to pursue some movies that do not revolve around cars for once. Would you be interested in a Dwayne Johnson / Jason Statham spin-off?

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  • Kasper

    A buddy action movie featuring those two could work. They worked really well together and I liked the prison section in theory, even though it wasn’t executed very well with poorly directed action.

  • 1138sw

    Underestimated this franchise. Saw the first F&F and though what a waste of time. Then the sequels followed with barely any fanfare and I thought good riddance. But somehow this franchise turned into a mega money making enterprise and to this day I am still baffled as to how it happened. Each to their own I guess.

  • Lori Cerny

    I like the pairing – seems that they have some bizarro chemistry.

  • 5OF4

    It will only work if The Rock refers to every man as ‘candy ass’ and every woman as ‘woman’

  • 9No

    From the fifth movie forward they decided to just go ridiculous and it kinda works. I hated the very serious first few movies, but now they are just knowingly dumb and having fun with it. (Though I don’t think anybody told Vin Diesel this.)

  • 1138sw

    LOL yeah Diesel does have a tendency to take himself rather seriously!