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The Rock and Statham ARE being considered to star in a Fast & Furious spin-off movie!

April 23rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…

The rumours last week that Vin Diesel was jealous of the screen time Jason Statham and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson got together in Fast & Furious 8 and of how good their onscreen chemistry was seemed like it might be a little unlikely, however when the story also said that Diesel didn’t like the idea that the two stars might get a spinoff together then maybe it made sense (read the full story here).

And now  it looks like there really was something to it as it’s now looking like the two stars may indeed be getting their own spin-off movie. Along with Charlize Theron’s new villain to the franchise, Cipher.

Variety are reporting that “the studio is considering a spin-off featuring Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham’s Decker Shaw, and Charlize Theron’s Cipher with series architect Chris Morgan penning the script.”

They are reporting that the studio wanted a Hobbs, played by the Rock, spin-off as far back as Fast 5 (we’ve been repotting this for a while now) but in all honesty were unsure how to move forward with it until Statham joined the franchise with this latest installment but there’s now more than just Statham being considered (minor spoilers in next quote): “The addition of Theron has only recently been considered by the studio given how well the villain went over in the latest pic, and since she does escape in the end, there is an opening for her to appear not just in the next “Fast and Furious” film but in possible spin-offs as well.”


The only thing that’s known for sure is that Johnson is tied to other projects until 2018 so it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing anything happen until 2019 or later.

Thoughts on a Deckard & Hobbs movie, gang?

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….