Dwayne Jonson joined the Fast & Furious franchise in part 5 and is back for the sixth movie this summer. Now he’s got his own poster for the movie, showing off his character, Luke Hobbs, looking a bit tough and moody.
However there may be problems with him coming back for the seventh film. Universal wants it as quick as possible, which means that director Justin Lin has already stepped away, saying he doesn’t have time to finish Part 6 and prepare the next one at the same time. The studio has already moved to replace his with James Wan so they can keep their hoped summer 2013 shoot date and 2014 release date.
If that happens, they may lose Johnson though, as the actor told Collider, “[A Summer shoot] is not possible for me because I’m shooting Hercules [with director Brett Ratner] this summer starting in 6 weeks in Budapest, so, possible for them I’m not too sure. I haven’t heard anything about that and I’m pretty sure I would have gotten a phone call pretty early in the morning if that was the real plan. Not quite too sure though.”
Universal does appear to want to keep Johnson in the Furious family, so they may ensure they can work around his schedule.