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Can Fast and Furious Be a Hit Without The Rock?

Many people considered ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ to be boring, probably because there is no much interest in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise after the seventh installment. ‘Fast and Furious 8’ was released only two days before ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ and much to people’s surprise, it was better in many ways.

Besides the fact that ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ promised to become another classic buddy cop movie, it didn’t keep its promise. Instead, it looked like the main characters, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson were trying too hard to be funny and interesting. Moreover, the fight scene didn’t amaze many viewers, and the action looked very boring. Consequently, the opening weekend numbers were very tame, and it made roughly $60m. However, that’s not what is expected from a $200m movie.

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So, the ‘Fast and Furious’ fans were left wondering where does the franchise go from here. Many people have stated that the movie started their downfall the moment they began working to surpass their own ridiculous stunts. Even though the spin-off of the franchise did their best to enhance the plot of the movie, it doesn’t seem to be very successful.

It looks like we’ve seen it all from the franchise, including planes, tanks, and supercars through skyscrapers. The franchise doesn’t have anything new to offer, besides the crazy stunts, they’re trying to pull off. So, this led fans to believe that the series won’t last much longer. The fact that neither the Rock nor Statham will be part of Fast 9 only adds to this belief. However, many fans hope that ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ has the potential of becoming a very successful independent movie franchise.

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The Rock is held responsible for revitalizing the franchise, and it’s believed that this is the reason why he doesn’t get on well with Vin Diesel. This raised many questions, such as whether the franchise can be a hit without the Rock and whether or not the ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ spinoff can survive without the ‘Family’?

In a nutshell, the fact that Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham aren’t part of the main Fast series seems to have negative consequences for both franchises.

Why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hasn’t yet appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Believe it or not, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently one of the best-paid actors, at least for 2018. Namely, this former wrestling star managed to increase his earnings in the previous year more than any of his colleagues from the film industry. Another piece of information shows that ‘The Rock’ is very popular, not only in the United States but also around the world because his films have an income of incredible $9.7 billion.

On the other hand, we have MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), which is one of the most important movie franchises at the moment. In addition, many of today’s most popular movies belong to the MCU, and the popularity and significance of this franchise are perfectly reflected by the fact that it has more than twice the higher revenue of, for example, the Star Wars franchise which is next on the list.

When you look carefully, on one side, you have one of the biggest movie stars of today, and on the other side, we have the most important movie franchise in the world. Therefore, it is a logical question of how the cooperation between them has not yet arrived. We have an answer to this question or even a few reasons why this is not the case. In the next article that we have prepared for you, we will reveal the details of why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is still not the star of any MCU film. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

‘The Rock’ chose DC

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As the most popular comic books of today, there is a certain rivalry between Marvel and DC. On the one hand, we have a Marvel Cinematic Universe and on the other DC Extended Universe. Perhaps Johnson is a fan of superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman or Superman, who knows? However, the fact is that DC has founded its universe in the year of 2013 and that in 2014, one of the greatest news from the world of film was that Dwayne Johnson would play a role in Shazam as a villain called Black Adam. Still, many have imagined ‘The Rock’ as a superhero but not as a villain.

However, when Shazam was released in April 2019, Dwayne wasn’t among the actors featured in this movie. In the meantime, the contract has been made about the role of Black Adam that popular actor will play in a separate film that is to be released, and for now, we don’t known more details. But why he isn’t part of the MCU? Simply, after it was announced Johnson would be the main star of the DCEU film, it is not realistic to expect it to appear as a hero of the MCU, primarily because of the great rivalry between Marvel and DC. However, earlier, Zachary Levi played the role in the Thor movie and later appeared in Shazam. So, it’s not impossible for ‘The Rock’ to become part of the MCU in the future.

Dwayne has a lot of work to do

This is really true, and Dwayne’s followers on Instagram know best what are we talking about. If you follow his posts on this social network, you can notice that he is very busy with different activities that relate to the movies he filmed. Johnson is currently working on major projects such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Fighting with my Family as well as Jumanji: The Next Level. In addition, he is a host of Titan Games on NBC, one of the stars of the Ballers on HBO, and also works on Jungle Cruise by Disney and Red Notice. However, this is not all because he is busy with business projects such as releasing a tequila, and collaboration with the Under Armour brand on Project Rock. Therefore, too many obligations and jobs for one man are probably the reasons why he isn’t in the MCU.

‘The Rock’ probably wouldn’t be able to show his production talent in the MCU.

The well-known fact is that Dwayne has his own Seven Bucks Productions company he founded with Dany Garcia (his ex-wife) seven years ago, in 2012. He was also one of the producers in every project that he had been working on since the film Baywatch. Simply, Dwayne wants to have control over some of the segments he works on, and he would probably not get that amount of autonomy in producing films in collaboration with Marvel.

For example, his influence is evident in the films Rampage and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw. In addition, Marvel doesn’t like to cooperate with other production companies when it comes to their MCU. The only exception to this, let’s say the rule, is Spider-Man, where they collaborate with Sony Pictures that have certain rights to Spider-Man franchise. So, this is another possible reason why there is still no collaboration between great names like The Rock and Marvel.

Marvel loves to choose unexpectedly

Certainly, if you take a look at some of the roles and actors who have played these roles, you will realize that Marvel has a special approach when it comes to selecting actors for their superhero roles. For example, Star-Lord is portraited by Chris Pratt, who was featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy, but before that, he was known as a sitcom actor. Also, Paul Rudd had a role in Ant-Man, while Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth were relatively unknown to the public prior to their roles as Loki and Thor.

The only exception is Robert Downey Jr., which acted in every movie so far as Iron Man. So, Marvel would not engage Dwayne Johnson for some role in superhero films, as this would be somehow expected, and they like to represent new and relatively unknown actors.

The role in the MCU would bring additional obligations to ‘The Rock’

Certainly, this would definitely be one of the cases of cooperation between them. Simply, until now, there has not been a case where only one film about a superhero was shot. We mean that the film has at least another sequel. So, in case of a role in the MCU, Johnson would have to work on future projects that would include his character.

An excellent example is Chris Evans, who has been working with Marvel for quite a long time. He was part of even three films about Captain America, but also four Avengers movies. We also have to note his roles in Thor: The Dark World as well as Spider-Man: Homecoming. So, this means that ‘The Rock’ would have to sign a contract for several upcoming movies or for those who are just an idea. This means that he wouldn’t have control over the roles, as he has in the Fast & Furious franchise. He played here in four films, and as we know, Dwayne didn’t appear in the ninth sequel of the popular film. This would probably not be possible in case of cooperation with Marvel.

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Johnson was engaged by Disney

If you didn’t know, Disney is the total owner of Marvel, which is actually one of several production studios that work for Disney. However, even though the animated film is the first association for Disney, this company has dedicated the past few years to the production of live-action movies.

But if you pay attention, not one actor who is part of the MCU has been involved in any Disney’s movie as an actor or actress who will actually appear on the screen (not as voice actor). Perhaps the reason for this is too much preoccupation with the production of films about Marvel’s heroes. Also, Johnson is engaged in the new Disney’s movie named Jungle Cruise, so long-term co-operation with Marvel would probably make it impossible to participate in possible sequels of the Jungle Cruise movie.

Perhaps there is still no the right role for ‘The Rock’

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Also, as a possible reason why Dwayne Johnson has not yet appeared in any MCU film is a lack of the right role for a big star. Look at all the most popular Marvel’s heroes, the roles are already dedicated, so it’s simply impossible to see Johnson there. But what about some less popular heroes? Well, we believe this wouldn’t be a good solution because Dwayne is very popular and successful for some supporting role. He simply deserves a central place.

However, given that Disney buys Fox not so long ago, this means that it may be possible to create good conditions for potential co-operation between Johnson and Marvel because this purchasing includes rights to heroes from the Fantastic Four or X-Men franchise. So, maybe one day, we’ll watch Dwayne like Wolverine. Who knows?

Maybe they already have a project on which they work in secret

Although there are many facts that don’t support the ‘The Rock’ as part of the MCU, he and Marvel may be preparing a great surprise for all fans, in secret. However, with his release on Instagram, after the 2019 MTV Movie Awards, Dwayne pointed out that Kevin Feige was one of the most important persons behind the success of Marvel and maybe hinted that cooperation would be achieved:

“I know our assistants have been trying to get us together for dinner for months now. We’re both very busy boys, and I look forward to our schedule linking up.”

Well, the number one question is whether he wanted to say something to all fans through this post? Nevertheless, it remains to us all to hope that we will see Dwayne Johnson as a superhero in the near future.

Dwayne Johnson wanted Jason Momoa as his brother in the new “Fast and Furious” spinoff

Both of these famous actors lived in Honolulu for a time, are around 6’4″ tall, and have starred in hugely successful franchises. Both are also ripped as hell, as well as strong. They could have also been staring right next to each other in the “Hobs and Shaw” movie that is set to come this year.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wanted to share the screen with his colleague Jason Momoa. More precisely, he wanted Momoa to be his brother on the screen. The Rock posted the following on his Instagram page: “I and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother, but his schedule was too packed”.

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The film is set to feature “Fast and Furious” characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, who are played by Johnson and Jason Statham. The blockbuster will also star Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren. Furthermore, a veteran New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis will play the brother of Hobbs, alongside John Tui, known so far for “Power Rangers”, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, and “Sione’s Wedding”. More members from the Hobbs family will be played by WWE star Roman Reigns and former American football linebacker Josh Mauga.

A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. THE HOBBS BROTHERS. In Samoa 🇼🇸 we have a word that means everything to us – AIGA – which means FAMILY. My name is Luke Hobbs and these are my four brothers. My family. My aiga. They all live in Samoa where they own and operate “Hobbs Customs” – a former illegal chop shop, now a legit business where they build and deliver vintage custom cars all over the world. In Samoa we have another saying which is “Ou te le tau to’atasi ae matou te tau fa’atasi” which means, When you fight one, you fight us ALL. Biggest showdown the Fast & Furious Universe has ever seen is coming this summer. HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND #JoshMauga #CliffCurtis #RomanReigns #JohnTui #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan @hhgarcia41 📸

2.8m Likes, 11k Comments – @therock on Instagram: “A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. THE HOBBS BROTHERS. In Samoa 🇼🇸 we have a word that means…”

Johnson posted this on his Instagram as well: “In Samoa, we have a word that means everything to us – AIGA – which means FAMILY. My name is Luke Hobbs and these are my four brothers.” This was under the picture of himself, Curtis, Mauga, Reigns, and Tui.

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Johnson and Momoa will have another shot to share the screen, as they are both a part of the DC Extended Universe, where The Rock will portray Black Adam, while Momoa has already appeared twice as Aquaman.

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Dwayne Johnson is optimistic about Momoa still appearing as his brother, and says, he will try it for the “Next Hobbs movie for sure.” “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” opens August 2.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Quotes Prove that He is Absolutely a Family Man

Besides jumping over buildings and punching the bad guys in the blockbuster movies, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is known to be a real family man.

The actor, known for his performance in “Fast and Furious” shared a photo of him and his daughters, Tia and Jasmine, on his Instagram account. The photo was captured on his 47th birthday, and he is holding both of his daughters in his arms. He emphasized that they remind him of the true values in life and that they are a motivation for him to work hard.

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He is also a father of a 17-year-old girl, whose name is Simone. Due to the fact that she is his eldest daughter, Johnson surely devotes his time to her as well. Last month he shared how proud he was of Simone on social media. In other words, he stated that Simone has graduated from high school and she was excited about going to college at New York University. The post was found to be hilarious by his followers since it included a photo of Simone dodging a kiss from Johnson. Together with the picture the actor wrote: “I love you and one day you’ll stop pulling away from my beastly arms & kisses.”

Another proof for the statement that Dwayne Johnson is a family man certainly lays in the way he treats Lauren Hashian, his longtime partner. In a long message for the Mother’s Day, he called her the anchor of their family. He then wrote: “If you got a good mom then you have real shot at life to become a good human being. As a father and man, I find the greatest peace and gratitude in knowing our baby girls here, Jazzy & Tia have this incredible woman’s, motherly love.”

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Before becoming an actor, he was a very successful wrestler. However, his career turned in a different direction, and now he has an upcoming movie called “Hobbs and Shaw” whose premiere is expected in August. Not only has the role of a loving dad in his movies proven to suit him perfectly, but he also seems to be the perfect dad off-screen.

Thanks to posts on his social media, his fans get the insight into his parenting life, which quite often turns into situations filled with humor. For instance, the story on his social media in November was about the situation when Dwayne was preparing to leave his home in Florida and go to work. However, he was suddenly stopped by Jasmine, his daughter, who is three years old. She would not let her dad leave without painting something on his face. Johnson captured this funny situation, joking with her that she should paint something which suits his complexion.

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Another example of the special bond between Johnson and Jasmine was the situation from last week when she needed help in constructing the Barbie dollhouse. What happened is that he was preparing for his workout, and didn’t want to skip his morning routine. However, his daughter got involved in his plans and asked him to help her with building the dollhouse instead. On that occasion, the actor said: “Of course I can sweetheart – daddy can do anything, but let’s get mommy because she’s awesome at this and wanted to personally put it together for you.”

Many of Johnson’s Instagram followers found this situation hilarious, whereas others didn’t like it, commenting that he didn’t want to help his daughter.

Besides his jokes with his children, Johnson tries to teach them very important life lessons. For example, in 2016, his then one-year-old daughter Jasmine had, as he called it, “amazing philosophical conversation” on Labor Day. Apparently, they talked about respect and hard work. He further stated: “I told her, ‘Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe thru hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity, and respect.'” He then joked about his daughter’s response: “She responded by poo’ing on me at this moment as she plays her favorite game, ‘Drum time on daddy’s big head.’ It was a good talk.”

How much money are The Rock and Jason Statham getting for ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

Universal is spending a lot of money to launch its first “Fast and Furious” spin-off, precisely a total of $41 million among its three leads.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be getting $20 million for his role, Jason Statham will earn $13 million and the movie villain, which is played by Idris Elba is going to get $8 million, according to Variety’s breakdown of salaries.

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Statham and Johnson will play their characters- Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs from the famous “Fast and Furious” franchise. “Hobbs and Shaw” is the first spin-off movie in this franchise, and we can see how much the studio has invested in this project.
This franchise, which consists of eight movies, has earned over $5 billion worldwide for now. The last movie, “The Fate of the Furious,” from 2017 has made more than $1.2 billion worldwide.

If the movies do well, Johnson and Statham will likely get more than one check. They are both listed as producers, and if “Hobbs and Shaw” becomes a hit, they will get more from that as well.

Dwayne Johnson is additionally getting paid for promoting titles on his social media. He is making another Universal movie, “Red Notice,” and for that, he will get $1 million on top of his $21 million base pay for his social media support toward the movie.

Artist Jianpeng Sun Creates Fantastic Sand Art of Dwayne Johnson

Jianpeng Sun is an artist from Asia that uses sand to create art in small glass balls. He usually uses black, grey and white sand to create portraits, which end up looking like the real thing! In this case, he made a sand model of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s face. It took him around 5 hours to do it and to do it he needed to use a small pipette, funnel or something similar so he could layer the sand properly.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor and former WWE wrestler. He is known for his many movies like “Skyscraper”, the Fast and Furious franchise and many more. As far as WWE goes he is known as “The Rock” there right now, but he’s had many other names over the years.

Dwayne Johnson is really loving New Mexico

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Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ is currently filming a movie in New Mexico, and he is really loving it there.

He said that you can feel the spirit down there because the place is very spiritual. And that the mana is really there. He also said that he is enjoying the rides down New Mexico. He said all of that while he was driving his truck in New Mexico.

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He was filming some of the scenes for the new Jumanji movie in the Four Corners area.

And before that, he was filming scenes for the Jumanji movie in the jungles of Hawaii, and somewhere totally different, snowy mountains of Alberta, Canada.

This movie is expected to be very successful because the last one was also, it grossed over $62 million worldwide. And the critics were so good. So this new sequel needs to be even better to beat those records.

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The movie will hit the theatres on December 13th, 2019.
Dwayne Johnson was recently at the Time 100 gala, where he was titled as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019. And he totally deserved it.

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He has another movie that will hit the theatres in a few months, a ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff, ‘Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’. This movie will be in the theatres on August 2nd, 2019.

The Rock is very busy and he is working very hard every day on many acting projects. But besides acting, he is also a producer.
There is just one thing that Dwayne won’t do at the moment, even many would like to see that happen, and that is run for president.

News about the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise

Fast And Furious is a long-running franchise of American action movies, and the upcoming long-awaited ninth film is set to arrive quite soon. The production on Fast and Furious 9 began in February of this year, and millions of fans are very excited to learn any and all information regarding this exciting series. The director of the movie is Justin Lin, while the script was written by Daniel Casey.

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According to some of the leaked spoilers regarding the story of the movie, Vin Diesel and the rest of the cast members arrived in London for the start of shooting, which is set to start in either May or June. In addition to the series leading star Vin Diesel, the fans are also very curious to find out anything about one other important character, played by Dwayne Johnson. It turns out, however, that Johnson will not appear in the ninth series. This is mostly because he has an upcoming spinoff movie called Hobs & Shaw, where he co-stars alongside Jason Statham. Therefore, the fans have a lot to look forward to.

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The actor confirmed this for MTV, saying that, “the plan has always been for the Fast & Furious universe to grow and expand.” Hence, the first of the planned spinoffs. Some reports suggest that he will, however, return for the planned 10th and final installment.

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The ninth movie is already in production and has the release date scheduled for April of 2020.