Lately, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock seems to be having bad luck. After years of developing the Black Adam franchise, Warner Bros. chose to cancel the Black Adam 2 film. Even though Johnson was really looking forward to the film, in which he had planned to return to play Black Adam.
With the cancellation, the plans Johnson had prepared for years came to naught. But it seems like the cancellation of Black Adam 2 isn’t the only disaster Dwayne Johnson has faced. Recently, Fandomwire reported that Dwayne Johnson is pulling out of his role as Luke Hobbs in Fast Furious 10, also known as Fast X.
According to sources, it happened because of the feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, which made Johnson finally kicked out of this franchise. Reportedly to fill the void left by Johnson, Jason Momoa was chosen to play the villain in the film.
Indeed, the feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson has been going on for a long time. Johnson has even turned down several invitations from Vin Diesel to return to the Fast & Furious franchise, accusing Diesel of manipulation.
Johnson also once told CNN, “I told (Diesel) directly that I would not be returning to the (Fast and Furious) franchise. I was firm but kind in word, and said that I have always been behind the cast and always on the back for the franchise to be a huge success. There’s no chance I’ll be back.”
Dwayne Johnson himself joined the Fast and Furious franchise in 2011. At that time, he made his debut in Fast Five, where he played an agent from the Diplomatic Security Service. Johnson then continued his role as Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7.
The Fate of the Furious, which was released in 2017, was his last film, when he co-starred with Vin Diesel and friends. Dwayne Johnson did return to action in 2019 in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, but it was a spinoff that didn’t include the core cast of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson.
If Dwayne Johnson really leaves the Fast and Furious franchise, then the possibility of a sequel to the Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw film will be canceled. Even though Dwayne Johnson had previously confirmed that a sequel would be made. Let’s just wait, geeks, for the latest news about this film.