For the four of you who are worried about the potential fate of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Fast and Furious” character Luke Hobbs, you can now breathe easy. We have some good news for you. The Rock ain’t going anywhere.
Collider caught up with “Fast and Furious” producer Neal Moritz to talk about all the things that are both furious and fast, including the already-planned seventh installment in the series to be directed by James Wan. That movie is due out next summer, and the Rock has a busy schedule ahead of him, especially with Brett Ratner’s “Hercules,” so it stands to reason that even if Hobbs survived “Fast and Furious 6,” he might not show for “7.”
But Moretz told Collider that Johnson will return as the federal agent turned ally. “[Fast & Furious 7] is a new chapter, but The Rock will be involved as well,” he said.
So that’s one cast member you can cross of your list of potential casualties of “Fast and Furious 6,” but ever since Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty returned from the (pretend) grave, should we be concerned about anyone dying? Not really, this is a “Fast and Furious” movie after all.
Moretz also teased the film’s three set pieces, including one set in the streets of London. “We have two or three of the best action sequences you will ever see. The scene where you saw the tank on the freeway, that sequence is incredible,” he said. “The taking down of the big plane at the end of the movie is incredible, and then there’s a sequence early on that we call ’Team vs. Team’ through the streets of London which is incredible.”
“Fast and Furious 6″ opens in theaters on May 24.