This week, Universal confirmed that the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham film would arrive July 26, 2019. Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw are set to get their own spin-off film within The Fast & Furious Universe. Currently, the movie giant plans to take a three-year break from the main series.
The ideas of expanding the franchise have been in the words for nearly three years, as the two will likely team-up away from their Furious auto gang friends. In related news, Universal is pushing the ninth chapter of Fast & Furious to back April 10, 2020. Hopefully, this will give them time to hopefully create a better storyline, than we saw last spring in The Fate of the Furious.
Brotherhood… and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways
While a director hasn’t been announced just yet, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez are set to return to the series. In related news, Tyrese Gibson wasn’t fond of the idea of Rocky and Statham getting their own spin-off. Take a look at his rant below, and Vin Diesel’s response to the comments.