Hobbs and Shaw

Dwayne Johnson Reflects on His Cousin Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Battle

Dwayne Johnson is wrapping up the filming of his latest movie, Hobbs and Shaw, but managed to make some time to talk about his cousin and co-star in the movie Roman Reigns and his health struggle.

Reigns was cast for Hobbs and Shaw last year, after his leukemia went into the reemission and he is back living his life.
“I’m back to 100% in the ring,” Reigns said. “Life is good. I’m very blessed.”

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“It was a very scary time for him and his family,” Johnson, added. “[For] his wife and his kids and all of us, and for him to come back strong [is great.]”

WWE star and actor, Reigns said that he is having lots of fun on the set, filming the movie in Hawaii. Johnston and Reigns also share a passion for football and have a friendly rivalry going on. Asked who is a better player, Reigns was quick to respond:
“I love you bro, but [it’s] me!” he said, raising his hand.

Johnston took the opportunity to showcase his truck from the movie he is very proud off. He also talked about hiring his family members for his films.

“When we had the opportunity to showcase my Samoan culture, I thought, ‘Well let me go get my real blood,’” he explained. “And, I went out and got Roman Reigns, but he had to earn the part. He sent his audition tape in like everybody else. And once he sent it in, I went, ‘Okay good, he doesn’t suck! I think he has potential.’”
“We cast him and he pops in the movie,” Johnson added. “It’s a very personal movie to me for many, many reasons but the idea that I could bring in my own family and go back to Samoa … it’s crazy.”

Everything is good with Fast and Furious 9, now that Dwayne Johnson is gone

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The filming of the movie Fast and Furious 9 has begun, and we can’t wait for it to be finished.

Considering the posts that the cast and director posted on social media everyone is having so much fun. And they are all having fun without their former co-cast member Dwayne Johnson.

There was a bit of a drama surrounding The Rock and his involvement in this franchise. A couple of years ago Dwayne was accused by Tyrese Gibson that he is ruining the whole series, and all because he was trying to make the movie all about himself.

And the fans of this franchise know that the movies are all about Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson himself. Everything went so wrong that Dwayne and Vin Diesel refused to film any scenes together. But now that drama is finished, and Dwayne Johnson is no longer a cast member of the Fast and Furious.

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He did make his own spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise with his fellow colleague Jason Statham, called Hobbs and Shaw. You’ll need to wait for the movie to come out this summer to see if it is good enough like the Fast and Furious franchise.

But when it comes to Fast and Furious 9 there has been a lot of post on social media posted by the film crew. Vin Diesel posted a video he filmed with his co-star Michelle Rodriguez where they celebrated the first day of filming.

Justin Lin tweeted that it feels like home to be back filming. And Tyrese Gibson also posted on his Instagram profile that he is proud to work with 2 powerful women, and one of them is his managed Isabella Castro.

So it seems that everything is going well and that everyone is doing well and that they are enjoying filming the new movie. And it seems like they are not missing Dwayne.

Now we just have to wait for the filming to end and for the movie to hit the theatres.

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.”

Dwayne Johnson Is Saving the World, One Film at The Time

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One of the lines Hobbs says in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw goes: “I’m trying to save the world, which, for the record, will be my fourth time. ‘Cause I’m really good at it.”

The truth is he is good at it, but four times? Dwayne Johnson has saved the world more than four times. Here are all the times when he put his life on the line for humanity.

2019 – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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After 18 years of Fast and Furious universe, we finally get the first spinoff, called Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw. The starts of the movie are Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, reprising their roles from Fast & Furious 6, Luke Hobbs ad Deckard Show. They have to stop a cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba) from destroying the world.

2018 – Skyscraper

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To be honest, Dwayne Johnson isn’t saving the world in Skyscraper, just his family, but since his family is the world to his character, technically it is the same thing. He plays Sawyer, a security analyst hired to examine the security system of the latest addition to the Hong Kong skyline, the tallest skyscraper in the world. Things go awry and he is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his wife and kids, by jumping from cranes and tall buildings. Fortunately, he has one prosthetic leg to rely on in a pinch.

2018 – Rampage

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When an alien pathogen infects gorilla, a gray wolf, and a crocodile, turning them into60-feet indestructible monsters hell-bent on destroying everything in their path, there is only one guy that can stop them, Davis Okoye, local anthropologist, played by yours truly. The matter is further complicated by the fact that mutated gorilla is the one Okoye saved and has a deep emotional connection with.

2016 – Central Intelligence

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Kevin Hart, who is Dwayne’s co-star in Central Intelligence, came with a perfect tagline for the movie: “Saving the world takes a little Hart and a big Johnson.” Smart and just a tiny bit naughty.
A CIA agent, played by Dwayne Johnson, returns to his home town to find help in his struggle against the bad guys who stole encryption keys that allow them to control the American spy satellite program and they are planning on selling them to the highest bidder. Kevin Hart plays his high school buddy who never held a gun in his life, hence he is a perfect man for the job. After 107 minutes of laughter and action, the unlikely duo manages to save the world yet again.

2015 – San Andreas

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As it turns out, not even Dwayne Johnson can’t save the world from a massive earthquake that destroys California and causes havoc in the rest of the world. All he can do is save his family by making amends with his wife and flying to San Francisco to save his daughter. The entire operation is set against the cataclysmic destruction of Los Angeles and most of California, perfect chaos for Dwayne to navigate and finish the rescue.

2014 – Hercules

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Hercules, son of Zeus and a mortal woman, was a demigod and the greatest Greek hero. The stories of his adventures are legendary and known across the world. Who else than to play him but Dwayne Johnson, wearing a cloak made of lion’s skin he killed himself and lead humanity in the struggle against the dark forces of evil?

2013 – G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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When a corrupt and compromised President (sounds familiar?) tries to destroy G.I. Joes, in order to initiate Project Zeus, the only one who can stop him, is Roadblock, one of the few G.I. Joes that survived the treacherous attack. With help from some friends, Roadblock manages to put a stop to baddies plan and prevent them from unleashing weapons of mass destruction onto the unsuspecting world. Perhaps Democrats could learn a thing or two from this movie, or simply hire Dwayne Johnson as a consultant.

2005 – Doom

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The world that is being saved doesn’t necessarily have to be Earth. In Doom, Johnson leads a squad of Marines tasked with saving Mars from a genetic manipulation gone wrong, creating monsters determine to kill everyone and everything they see.

2002 – The Scorpion King

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Set against the backdrop of Sahara Desert, The Scorpion king follows the struggle against the tyrant Memnon. A lone warrior decides to stop him from becoming the Scorpion King by capturing his sorcerer and eliciting her help in the upcoming battle.

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.

What Does the Future Hold for Dwayne Johnson’s Career?

If you are an avid follower and fan of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, you might be wondering what does the future hold for his career. You might also ask yourself whether Shazam will make some kind of shift in The Rock’s career.

The Connection Between Shazam and Dwayne Johnson

Shazam, the 2019 American superhero film, was released at the beginning of this month and became a huge success for the Worlds of DC. The Warner Brothers claimed that Shazam is another box office triumph with a $158 million worldwide opening. The studio also achieved huge success with Aquaman and Wonder Woman.
Consequently, Warner Brothers are releasing a sequel and Shazam 2 is coming. However, some big changes might happen in the DC Universe, the Fast and the Furious franchise, as well as, in Dwayne Johnson’s career.

When it comes to the sequel, many fans and the executives are wondering how long will they have the child actors from the hit film. Likewise, many fans are wondering how will Shazam 2 proceed with the villains.

What Does the Future Hold for Dwayne Johnson’s Career?

Dwayne Johnson became a huge acting superstar when he signed up to play the DC comics villain Black Adam several years ago. Black Adam is an important part of the entire DC universe. In fact, he has gone against many major heroes and was a member of the Justice Society of America.

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It was first planned that Dwayne Johnson will appear in a solo Black Adam film, which would lead up to Shazam. Nevertheless, the executives decided to go with Shazam first. Even though it was believed that Black Adam will be part of Shazam, this was not the case. However, this doesn’t mean that The Rock and his production company Seven Bucks were put on the sidelines. In fact, Dwayne Johnson was a producer of Shazam.

As the sequel is in plans, we are all looking forward to seeing when will Johnson step into the costume of Black Adam. The Rock claimed that Black Adam is coming and that filming will take place next year.

Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spin-off film, will be released in August this year. If the film is well accepted, we can all expect that Warner Brothers will implement the Black Adam character in more than just the one sequel and spin-off film. This might mean a career change for The Rock.

Moreover, there are a number of other upcoming projects for Dwayne Johnson, including a Jumanji sequel, Jungle Cruise, San Andreas 2, and Doc Savage. Besides these films, Dwayne also has his television shows including the hit HBO series “Ballers” and “The Titan Games” for NBC.

In addition, he has his television shows including the hit HBO series Ballers and The Titan Games for NBC.

Some of Dwayne Jonson movies have been a huge success, such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and GI Joe: Retaliation, yet some of them have done well only overseas, such as Hercules, Skyscraper, and Rampage. Thus, the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw film are highly anticipated for what it will do at the box office.

The Fast and Furious Franchise Future

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The future of the Fast and Furious franchise is in doubt as the Furious 8 didn’t go well with the critics. It has been said that the plot is predictable and hollow. However, there are two more Fast and Furious films yet to come. If Universal decided to cut production budgets for this franchise, it might mean that Johnson’s payday will be affected, as well as, his career decisions.
Therefore, if Warner Brothers and DC offer Dwayne Johnson to play Black Adam, which might be a crucial turnout for Johnson’s career. Moreover, it seems like Dwayne has been changing his physical appearance into a smaller, leaner frame. It might mean that he is going to play different characters as his career is going to progress into his 50s.

Dwayne Johnson has signed a number of projects for the upcoming five years, which means that he won’t have any financial difficulties for the rest of his life. His production company, Seven Bucks, is becoming a film and publicity powerhouse, which means an additional income for Johnson.

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So, we might see him in the Black Adam characters and he is likely to become a centerpiece of their film universe. Or, he might stop the physics-defying cars and onset drama and enter a new phase of his franchise career.

Whatever he chooses to do, there will always be executives and producers who will love to work with Dwayne Johnson.

The New Hobbs & Shaw Teaser Is Aired by Dwayne Johnson

The fans all over the world were thrilled when at the end of the year was released the first trailer for the movie Fast and the Furious Presents Hobbs and Shaw. It is time for the new teaser of the popular movie series and fans are eager to watch.

In the leading role of this popular movie is Dwayne The Rock Johnson, and his character name is Luke Hobbs. The Rock post and share on Twitter a little teaser from the movie shooting, where fans can see a car is turned on, and after that powering up.

On Dwayne’s teaser, you can not see too much of the film, but you can feel the atmosphere and vibe. The vibe is exactly what we all expected from the famous spinoff film.

The new official trailer will be aired in a few days.

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The spinoff of the popular film will follow Luke Hobbs and his new partner Deckard Shaw, who is played by Jason Statham, and their adventures with international terrorist Brixton Lore, who is played by Idris Elba.

“We want to create something that was special, but the bottom line is we wanted to make something that is a fun…paid homage to the value system that has made Fast & Furious such a juggernaut and powerhouse and that`s family. We really lean into it in this movie,” explained The Rock and the CinemaCon panel.

“The whole thing has been such a laugh. There are so many great elements to this that have made it become what it has. The director I have known for years from the days that I was trying to get into movies. And Dwayne and I never seem to get up to full speed when we are doing the Fast movies. We get little tastes of some of the fun that we can generate together. Now we really get to take all the brakes off and go to town with it, “added Statham.

“We are having a ball. It has definitely become much funnier than we intended for it to be, I think. It is just two guys screwing around, making the most of it, and we are getting some good stuff. But that will be determined by the audience, I’m sure, whether it`s good or bad. But we feel like we are doing something great and we are enjoying it,” said Statham.

Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw will be on the big screen on August 2nd.

 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Celebrated the End of Production on his ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’

During last month, various sources announced that the first Fast and Furious spinoff movie, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, wrapped its production. The man behind the film and its star Dwayne Johnson, also known by his WWE stage name The Rock, is celebrating. He turned to his Twitter and Instagram profiles to celebrate the end of the first separate film in the ultra-popular Fast and Furious franchise.

He wrote this as the caption: “HOBBS & SHAW – that’s a wrap. My gratitude runs deep in sayin’ this goodbye. To EVERYONE who committed their talents and time to make our movie as great as it can be and for putting their trust in me to help drive this passion project forward – THANK YOU. This production will always be more than a movie to me. It represents a soul, a DNA, a toughness, perseverance, and a CULTURE. I love you all and a big fa’afetai tele lava again for trusting me on this one. The audience always comes first… and they’re gonna have a f****** blast”.

Johnson also attached a video alongside the message, where the actor is hugging the film’s director, David Leitch, known for hits like Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde. The director also gives a speech to the crew about why this film is “very special”, as he said: “From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all you guys,”.

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The Twitter post by Johnson was not as sentimental, but he is quite well known for it: “That’s an official wrap on HOBBS & SHAW. I and my pasty asshole partner here can’t wait for you to see it. Oh, the fun you’ll have… AUG 2nd worldwide.” The “asshole partner” he refers to is Jason Statham of course, as Johnson loves to make fun of his co-stars, like that time he messed around with Kevin Hart.

The last part of the filming took place in Hawaii, while the first section of production happened in London, ending in December last year.

In the movie, the two characters of Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Statham) make an unlikely alliance after their more than rocky history in the last few installments of the movie franchise.

Luke Hobbs first appeared in the movie Fast Five, serving as a Diplomatic Security Service agent tasked with hunting down the iconic team of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). Hobbs ends up learning that the team of main protagonists are actually the good guys, and joins their dynamic crew in the consequent movies of the franchise.

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Deckard Shaw entered the series as a villain who kills a prominent member of the main crew in the mid-credits scene for Fast & Furious 6. Han actually died towards the end of Tokyo Drift, the 4th movie in the series that takes place after the 6th movie. The car that hit his was revealed to have been driven by Shaw. Although Statham’s character was the main antagonist in the 7th film, he was a good guy in number 8.

Except for Johnson and Statham, the movie also stars Eiza González (Baby Driver and Alita: Battle Angel), Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout and The Crown), Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok and Pacific Rim) as the main antagonist, and Eddie Marsan (Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde).

Now that the first spinoff movie is all wrapped up, the start of production on the Fast & Furious 9 is right around the corner. It was supposed to start in February but is now scheduled for June. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw hit theaters worldwide on August 2nd in all formats.