Vin Diesel has publicly asked Dwayne Johnson to return for ‘Fast & Furious 10’. Currently slated for release on April 7, 2023, ‘Fast & Furious 10’ will be helmed by longtime franchise director Justin Lin and will set the stage for the eleventh and final film in the franchise. Many of the major franchise players are set to return, but one notably absent is Dwayne Johnson who played Agent Hobbs in Fast Five and three subsequent sequels.
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Johnson and Diesel famously feuded on the set of ‘Fate of the Furious’ and the two never filmed a scene together. Tension was high and while Johnson walked away from the mainline series, Universal Pictures saw a way to keep one of the biggest stars in Hollywood happy while expanding one of their most profitable brands by making a spin-off film, ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. A sequel to Hobbs & Shaw is currently in development, as it will hopefully continue the Fast & Furious brand after the mainline series wraps up.
It appears though that as the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise is ending; they want to bring Jonhson back for the finale. Diesel posted on his Instagram a photo of the two in ‘Fast Five’, publicly asking Johnson to return for ‘Fast & Furious 10’.
Diesel appears to play off a sense of family, letting Johnson know that his children call him Uncle Dwayne and wanting to make the next film would be a fitting end for franchise star Paul Walker, who passed away in 2013 in the middle of filming ‘Furious 7’.