It looks like The Rock just gave an official nod to the much-anticipated Fast and Furious spin-off that focuses on the rivalry between Agent Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. As the eighth instalment of the action adventure soars through the box-office, actor Dwayne Johnson shared a snap of his iconic fight scene with Statham, leaving strong hints of a potential spinoff.
"The #1 movie in the world, two weeks in row," the 44-year-old actor began celebrating the tremendous success of the film, which is set for a record-breaking second weekend. After boasting about the thriller, which is about to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office, Johnson went on to a different line speaking about the future of the franchise.
He teased, "At the end of the day, you will always decide what happens next," addressing the huge fan-base of the F&F franchise, which has been raking in the numbers since the first film came out in 2001.
Interestingly, the actor's next few words were directed towards his co-star Statham and the ongoing rumours of a spinoff.
"A very very special shout out to a certain bald headed, English tea drinkin', crumpets eatin', God Save The Queen singin' suuuuuum b***h, Jason Statham," Johnson wrote adding, "One fine day, we will give the audience what they want and fight. And it will be the greatest fight in the history of movies."
Indeed Hobbs and Shaw's conflicts were one of the highlights of the Fate of the Furious film that ultimately saw the two polar opposites working together to bring down Charlize Theron's villainous Cipher.
Recalling those epic fight scenes from the movie, Johnson added, "We will then drink like brothers as you nurse your wounds, because I'm gonna knock your teeth so far down your throat, you're gonna have to stick a toothbrush up your ass to brush 'em. Thanks for trusting me brotha and cheers to always having fun for audience."
Rumours of the spinoff resurfaced recently as a Universal source revealed that the Hobbs and Shaw might form an unlikely alliance in the new film. Apart from the two leading actors, franchise newcomer Theron is also expected to return in her role as the cyber criminal.