It has not been all good news when it comes to Fast X and the future of the Fast & Furious franchise. While the tenth film has managed to earn $689M worldwide, only $144M of that was stateside, making for one of the lowest domestic totals since the early years. But you think any of that is going to stop Universal from expanding? Not a chance. And the planned spinoff featuring Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs might be including the craziest character these movies have ever seen.
According to Production Weekly, the Hobbs spinoff movie will reportedly be titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Reyes. That’s right, Johnson would be teamed up with Jason Momoa, whose villain Dante Reyes stole EVERY scene he was in during Fast X. The conclusion to Fast X did tease that Hobbs was on Reyes’ target list for revenge, given that it was the special agent who literally put the bullets into Reyes’ father, former crime kingpin Hernan Reyes, back in Fast Five.
The spinoff is expected to be a bridge between Fast X and the eleventh feature, where we will presumably see the continuation of Reyes’ vengeance against Dominic Toretto. Will Johnson also appear in that sequel, too? Maybe, maybe not. While he and Diesel have mended their longstanding feud, it doesn’t mean they’re ready to share the screen. And that’s what is sorta surprising about this news. Johnson doesn’t like to be upstaged, and he almost certainly will be by Momoa’s performance which is off the friggin’ chain wild. Let’s hope this doesn’t end with another stupid alpha male rivalry.