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Dwayne Johnson Returning for Furious 8, In Talks for Hobbs Spin-Off

Hobbs is here to stay. By Brandon Wolfe Even though his appearance in Furious 7 amounted to little more than an extended cameo, Dwayne Johnson has revealed that he will indeed be riding shotgun for the upcoming Furious 8 (or whatever wacky thing they'll actually call it). For, as the actor himself says, “It can’t go on without Hobbs.” The actor has also addressed the possibility of a Hobbs spin-off film. “We all are interested in it,” says Johnson. “I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see. I still think for me personally we’ve created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input.” While it seemed like Johnson’s punishingly busy work schedule would rule out further Furious appearances (especially since the cast is so large now that the series arguably doesn’t need him), it is great to hear that he is indeed going to remain a part

CinemaCon: 'Furious 8' to be Released in 2017

Learn why the announcement comes as no surprise. Story by Matt Cummings Furious 7 has been an unqualified hit, no matter how you slice it. The death of Actor Paul Walker in 2013 nearly ended the franchise as Universal struggled to re-shoot portions of the film with Director James Wan. When it finally released on April 3rd, the high-flying car caper drew huge crowds but not overly positive critical reviews. In fact, fans themselves could make a claim that it's the weakest since the original trilogy. Even if such suggestions spark fierce debate among moviegoers, the film has surpassed the $1.1 billion mark, and has made over $300 million domestically. That's a win no matter how you slice. Part of its success was the film's poignant ending, showing Walker's character Brian O'Conner driving off into the sunset as his partner Dom (Vin Diesel) looked on. And even with that teary-eyed ending, its amazing performance dictated that a sequel be considered.