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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Whether or not you like it, the Fast & Furious franchise is spreading its wings. It was announced recently that Hobbs and Shaw, played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, respectively, would be getting their own spinoff film in 2019, one year AHEAD of Fast & Furious 9.

Not everyone in the cast has been super pumped about it. Tyrese Gibson recently took to Instagram to air his own complaints, but that isn’t stopping Dwayne Johnson from being enthusiastic. In an Instagram post of his own, he explained his goals with this film, and why making a spinoff like this was just smart business.

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Check out what he had to say below, along with a video teaser:

“Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs.
Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz.

Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool.

I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans.

Smart business.

Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum.”

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So whose side on the argument do you fall? Are you team Hobbs and Shaw or team Fast & Furious? Let us know your thoughts down below!

The untitled Hobbs and Shaw spinoff hits theaters in July of 2019.

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SOURCE: Dwayne Johnson

  • RadicalAgnostic

    Looks like some of that was directed at a certain cast-mate of his…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.