The wrestler-turned-actor previously best known as The Rock appeared to kiss goodbye to the Fast family after reports of a fallout with lead actor Vin Diesel – but they seem to have made up in time for the next instalment, which will be the 11th mainline entry.
Dwayne Johnson has announced his return to the Fast & Furious franchise following longstanding reports of a feud with lead star Vin Diesel.
This story contains mild spoilers for the film Fast X.
The wrestler-turned-actor made his series debut as US secret agent Luke Hobbs in 2011’s Fast Five, and reprised the role for three sequels and the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.
But he was absent from the ninth mainline entry, 2021’s F9, amid rumours of bad blood between him and Diesel.
Months after that film’s release, he said there was “no chance” he would return to the series, which continues this summer with Fast X and has at least two more instalments in the works.
Johnson, 51, has now revealed that he will be back for more Fast films after all, with a post-credits scene in the latest release having teased a comeback.
“So I am 100% confirming to you guys around the world that yes, it is true. Hobbs is back,” he said on Twitter.
“Hobbs is back in the Fast & Furious franchise.”
The Moana and Black Adam star said the reaction from fans to Fast X has been “gratifying and satisfying”, and also addressed the long-standing reports about his relationship with Diesel.
He said while the pair had “our differences”, they were “brothers” who had plans “much bigger than ourselves”.
“Last summer Vin and I put all the past behind us,” he added.