Back in October, after months of rumors, Universal locked down a July 26, 2019 release date for their Fast and Furious
Spin-Off, which will star Dwayne Johnson
and Jason Statham
as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively. In doing so, the studio also pushed the release for Fast & Furious 9 from April 19, 2019 to April 10, 2020, which was at the heart of a "feud" between The Rock and Tyrese Gibson
. During a new interview, Dwayne Johnson
revealed that this spin-off was born through the natural process of his character elevating the franchise, teasing there will be plenty of surprises in store for fans.
"We've got a lot of surprises. It's been a challenging process because I feel like my intention from day one, when I first joined the cast, was to hopefully come in, have fun, and create a character that people will hopefully like and try to elevate the franchise. But in the process of elevating the franchise,