Fast X director Louis Leterrier has provided some details regarding the return of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs in Fast and Furious 11.
Fast X director Louis Leterrier cannot wait to have Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson back together on screen in Fast and Furious 11. Speaking with Comicbook.com, Leterrier teased the return of Johnson as unstoppable man-mountain Luke Hobbs, revealing that the real-life beef between the two action stars has now been quashed once for all.
“I just like the idea of them coming back together. What I realized – I’m like you, I was a fan reading – they’ve been talking all along. They were like text buddies wishing each other ‘Happy Birthday,’ ‘Merry Christmas.’ But being each in each other’s life … It’s more like, with these two characters work in the same universe, especially since Hobbs & Shaw was such a different tone. It was such a different departure from the original franchise … We collectively looked at each other and said, ‘Frankly, wouldn’t it be great? Not only for the franchise, but also for the fans and for you guys, for us just to get back on the same train together?’ And that’s a conversation that they had. I was lucky to be able to work with Dwayne that one day and possibly more looking forward.”
Fans were shocked to learn that Johnson will return to the Fast and Furious family after all, with Hobbs showing up in a mid-credits scene at the end of Fast X. And, as a fan of the franchise himself, Leterrier cannot wait to throw the two behemoths together once again.
“The thing about my reaching this position on this franchise is that I grew up as a fan … I’m the kid in the candy store and the owners have left, I’m like, ‘All right, here we go. Let’s go!’ … My wishes become reality, you know, if everybody agrees.”
Will Louis Leterrier Have to Referee a Diesel Versus Johnson Battle?
The first reports of a feud between Fast Five stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson first began in 2016, with the latter commenting on social media about the behavior of certain male co-stars. Johnson has since said that he regrets going public about their falling out, with Diesel declaring his excitement to have Luke Hobbs back. So, it sounds like Leterrier won’t need to stand between the pair as a referee during Fast and Furious 11.
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no. They’re really good. There’s no fight. Honestly, this set is so lovely, so fun, so enjoyable. … I’m not giving you lip service. I really had a great time. Like I was nervous. I was nervous, you know, I walked in, I was nervous, but everybody works so hard and wants the best for these franchises. Yeah. No, it’s really about forward momentum and we have it.”
Set to be directed once again by Louis Leterrier, and with the likes of Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa set to return alongside Diesel and Johnson, Fast and Furious 11 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.