Dwayne Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs, will be returning to the Fast and Furious franchise for his own spinoff after making a surprise comeback in Fast X. This news has excited fans who were unaware of Johnson’s return due to conflicts with Vin Diesel. Although it’s uncertain if The Rock will return to the main saga, he has confirmed that Luke Hobbs will have his own standalone project.
This spinoff will be separate from Hobbs and Shaw, another Fast and Furious spinoff. While the exact storyline remains unclear, the post-credits scene in Fast X suggests that Hobbs will face off against the criminal mastermind Dante Reyes. As the franchise revolves around family and friendship, audiences can expect beloved characters to cross over and help Hobbs in his new adventure.
Dante Reyes is expected to play a major role in the spinoff, with Jason Momoa confirmed to join the cast as the villainous character seeking revenge for his father’s murder. Hobbs was responsible for Dante’s father’s death, making their feud deeply personal and intense.
Gisele Yashar’s return at the end of Fast X surprised fans, as her character was presumed dead in a previous film. It remains a mystery how she survived, but her involvement in Hobbs’ fight against Dante could be explained in the spinoff. Hattie Shaw, Deckard Shaw’s sister, could also make a comeback, providing relevance to her character in a story where she has a connection.
Monica Fuentes, a character from 2 Fast 2 Furious, could make a bold return in the Hobbs spinoff. Her shared history with Hobbs and trustworthiness as a government officer would make her inclusion logical. Cipher, a complex character introduced in The Fate of the Furious, could bring an interesting dynamic to the spinoff with her conflicting alliances.
The fate of Mr. Nobody, played by Kurt Russell, remains unknown despite his presumed death in F9. Considering the series’ history of fake-out deaths, it’s possible that he is still alive and could come to Hobbs’ aid. Queenie Shaw, Deckard’s mother, known for her sarcasm and larger-than-life attitude, could add comedic value to the spinoff.
Owen Shaw, Deckard’s brother, was a former antagonist but later joined forces with Dom and his team. The Hobbs spinoff could provide an opportunity to make the Shaw brothers important again and give them a suitable story.
A touching moment in the spinoff could be Dominic Toretto coming to Hobbs’ aid, showcasing their bond and resolving any lingering tension between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. Toretto, having experienced Dante’s targeting, would rush to help Hobbs in a similar situation.
Overall, the Hobbs spinoff promises an exciting adventure with the inclusion of familiar and beloved characters from the Fast and Furious franchise.