Johnson Reveals More About His “Fast 8” Role

When it comes to curating his social media presence, several key cast members of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise are masters at the art. A serious peer to Vin Diesel and his massive amount of followers is none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson himself who, even with his insanely busy scheduling, still takes time out to offer regular posts for fans.

His posting today for the Memorial Day holiday weekend offers not just a first photo but some new insight into where his character of government bounty hunting agent Luke Hobbs is when we catch up with him in the new film.

We do know his role here will be arguably his biggest in the franchise since his first turn in “Fast Five,” and it seems in this Hobbs has fallen on hard times as the villain Cipher (Charlize Theron) basically has everything important to him stripped away. F. Gary Gray helms the film which opens Aril 14th 2017.

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

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