- FAST AND FURIOUS 6
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, has been making his rounds promoting the latest franchise that he looks to reignite, G.I. Joe Retaliation. Johnson has been answering many questions ranging from Fast and Furious, to Hercules.
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He was asked what other franchise would he like to join:
"'Star Wars,'" Johnson smiles. "And that’s not to say that they need it. Obviously they’re doing very well. J.J. [Abrams] is just gonna crush it. I’m so excited. There’s a guy, by the way, who’s not just a brilliant director, but who honors and respects mythology. You’ve seen that with 'Star Trek' and you’re going to see that with 'Star Wars.' I’m very excited about that."
Set for release in 2015, Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII hasn’t even begun casting and we not even sure how far are they along with the story, but Johnson putting himself out there wont hurt his chances of entering that world. Hell, that’s exactly how Samuel L. Jackson wound up being written in as Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy.
|Dwayne Johnson in Pain & Gain|
Johnson will be reprising his role as Luke Hobbs in the May 24th release Fast & Furious 6 and recent reports suggest that the Hobbs character could even get his own feature.
"That’s a character that people have really enjoyed seeing," says Johnson of a spinoff. "I think it could work. I think though, too, we need to wait and see how 'Fast Six' does. It looks as though a lot of people are going to like it. I was excited to make it."
I think a Hobbs film between Fast 6 and Fast 7 will be a good move for the studio, as the Fast and Furious Franchise come to end, a Hobbs film will allow fans to see more of this character without having to compete for screen time against Dom and Crew as well as get fans pumped up to see how it all ends.
He goes on to confirm that the plan is to again have Hobbs return for a Fast & Furious 7.
"With Luke Hobbs, it feels like there might be one more," he says. "There’s one more Butch and Sundance journey to go on with Luke and Dom."
Johnson was the asked about the likelihood of seeing him delve into Lobo and Shazam! two DC comic properties that he was attached to in the past.
"[Lobo] kind of came and went," he explains. "It came. I thought it was interesting. Then it kind of went away... 'Shazam' was more interesting. And really interesting to me. I would have loved that, especially the idea of playing Black Adam. Again, though, studios start to look at other properties and other superhero properties, what makes sense and what doesn’t."