Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been blowing up Instagram lately with super cool breaking news. Just a few weeks ago, he showed us a first look at the new cast of Jumanji. Now, he’s taking us behind the scenes of Fast 8.
First, The Fast and the Furious twitter account posted the following video from the first time the whole crew came together the film. The video shows Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson and more. The clip is short but, that much star-power in one room is more than enough to get us SUPER excited!
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) May 27, 2016
If that wasn’t enough to get you on the Fast 8 track, Dwayne Johnson posted an awesome black and white photo on Instagram of his character, Luke Hobbs. Hobbs first made his debut in the franchise in Fast Five and, in this upcoming installment, the character appears to be taking a dark turn.
Dwayne Johnson writes:
“When you strip a man of all he has. All that’s important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that’s a very dangerous and twisted place.
If I was going to return for another FAST & FURIOUS I wanted to come in and disrupt the franchise in a cool way that got fans fired up and their blood pumping to see a new version of Hobbs and his “Daddy’s gotta go to work” mentality and set the table in a cool way for where the character goes in the future.”
Check out the badass photo below. The untitled Fast and the Furious 8 is scheduled to race into theaters on April 14, 2017 and, later this summer, you can catch the original Fast and the Furious film, for a limited amount of time, at a theater near you.
Are you excited?
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #HOBBS #F8 When you strip a man of all he has. All that's important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that's a very dangerous and twisted place. If I was going to return for another FAST & FURIOUS I wanted to come in and disrupt the franchise in a cool way that got fans fired up and their blood pumping to see a new version of Hobbs and his "Daddy's gotta go to work" mentality and set the table in a cool way for where the character goes in the future. Maybe it's a spinoff movie. Maybe it's more #FF movies. Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again. Either way, I've had a solid first week of shooting, good to be back with the ohana, good to work again w/ my bud and director F. Gary Gray and our home studio of UNIVERSAL, as always have been the best partners to me and my #SevenBucksProds team. Most importantly… you guys around the world will really dig this new version of the role, 'cause as we always say, disrupters dent the universe. #Hobbs #TwistedRoots #1Disrupter #1Savage #F8