Do you smell what the Fast & Furious is cooking?
With in December 2021, Johnson said he has no intentions to return, though his team still spent time hyping a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. A year later in December 2022, producer Kelly McCormick told Comic Book Resources there was no active development on the movie.
Clearly, something has changed that’s led Johnson back. Whether it’s rooted in his disappointment over Black Adam, which failed to spawn a franchise at DC, or simply having a change of heart, Johnson is now back in Fast & Furious.
What Does Luke Hobbs’ Return Mean for Fast 11?
Fast 11 is primed to be the end of the Fast & Furious, at least for now. With an expansive story swollen with characters and lore, it seems like Diesel, who sees the Fast & Furious as his own Dungeons & Dragons campaign, is striving to make his version of Avengers: Endgame, with every significant character ready to join a “final battle.” It may be why even dead characters like Gisele (Gal Gadot) make a surprise appearance in Fast X.
Quite literally everyone who mattered to these movies are now primed for Fast 11. The only exception is Paul Walker’s Brian, though it’s not out of the realm of possibility (or poor taste) to use A.I. As for Hobbs, he’s a pivotal character in the saga and easily the most logical figure to pit against a mastermind like Dante Reyes. Fast 11 would honestly be strange without him.
But with production of Fast 11 yet to start, who knows what might change before cameras roll. If there’s one thing the Fast Saga has proved, it’s that you can’t expect anything.