Dwayne Johnson Shows off ‘Fast 8’ First Photo of Hobbs

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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Dwayne Johnson just released via Instagram the first photo of Agent Hobbs in Fast 8. Johnson is reprising the fan-favorite role, slipping into the character after playing him in Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7. The cast of this eighth Fast and Furious movie is led by Vin Diesel and features Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju, and Scott Eastwood.

Fast 8 has F. Gary Gray directing from a script by Chris Morgan. Universal Pictures is aiming for an April 14, 2017 theatrical release.