Dwayne Johnson Confirms Return to Fast and Furious Franchise for 'Fast 8'
The Fast and Furious franchise is not going away, that is remarkably obvious. It's locked in the next three films already, and the studio is teasing spin-offs to boot. Now, Dwayne Johnson is getting in on the news reel, confirming FBI agent Hobbs will return to the franchise for the eighth film.
The previous film saw Hobbs becoming an ingrained member of Dom's (Vin Diesel) extended family, who have transformed from street-racers to spies and mercenaries. They've kept the criminal angle going, though.
Johnson has a full plate on his hands, with his HBO series Ballers receiving a second season order, not to mention the reboot of Baywatch, and then an adaptation of classic kaiju arcade game Rampage to come.
Fast 8 will open April 17, 2017. Followed every two years and reaching a remarkable tenth film on April 2, 2021.