'Fast and Furious 8' Spoilers: Dwayne Johnson Reveals Hobbs Will Be 'Bigger, Lethal, Meaner And Tougher' [VIDEO]
Dwayne Johnson has a pretty packed schedule, and one need only look to Instagram to get a sense of his busy life.
Recently, Johnson, who is set to reprise his role as Detective Hobbs in Fast and Furious 8, revealed that he was just about done filming BayWatch and was now prepping to begin filming the Furious 7 sequel. He also teased the development of his character arc in Fast and Furious 8 some, stating that Hobbs will be "bigger, lethal, meaner and tougher than a $2 steak."
He also revealed that he will begin filming for Fast and Furious 8 in four weeks.
Fun transition begins. Final weeks of shooting #BAYWATCH, and today I start my prep for #FastAndFurious8 which I start shooting in 4 weeks. Physically for #BAYWATCH I wanted "Mitch Buchannon" to come in lean, mean and a dysfunctional superhero of the beach. And full of raunchy Rated R humor. Mission accomplished. For FAST8, the character of "Hobbs" will come in like an animal - bigger, lethal, meaner and tougher than a $2 dollar steak. 530am breakfast. Grass fed buffalo, whole eggs and 80grams of Cream of Wheat. (trust me, if I could cook up Vin, Statham and the rest of the Fast dudes I'd eat them too). This is gonna fun. #FF8Prep #HobbsTheBeast #FinelyTuned #2DollarSteakSucksButEadible #INeedACheatMeal
A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:44am PDT
Johnson is also psyched about Charlize Theron coming on board Fast and Furious 8 in a villainous role. Previously, the actor welcomed Theron, by posting an image with the actress on Instagram and a sweet caption to go with it.
Want to officially welcome my good bud and all around bad ass Charlize Theron to FAST & FURIOUS 8. When MTV asked her how she felt about coming in and playing the villain, her response was classic and the reason why I love that woman.. she said, "I'm coming to mess that shit up!" #WreckShit #BringIt #FF8 #DaddysGottaGoToWork A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:59am PDT
While expressing his excitement at Theron joining the crew, he also revealed Theron's response about joining the Furious franchise in a recent interview with MTV. "I'm coming to mess that shit up," she said.
In other big casting news for the movie, Scott Eastwood is also joining the movie as Mr. Nobody's (Kurt Russell) protege.
In related news, it was also announced that Game of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju is set to star as the lead antagonist in the Furious 7 sequel. Hivju will be playing the part of the leader of the villains in the movie. So that would mean Theron's character might be linked to him or working for him.
Theron's addition to Fast and Furious 8 could make things very exciting, especially given Theron's record playing gritty roles, most recently blowing audiences minds away as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. She has also played the steely villainous part in Snowhite and the Huntsman as Queen Ravenna.
Fast and Furious 8 will be released on April 15, 2017.
Furious 7 opened in theaters on April 3, 2015.