Might Dwayne Johnson Get Fast and/or Furious With Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in FAST FIVE?

     May 6, 2010

With a summer 2011 release date, the fifth entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise is revving up the engine under the moniker Fast Five: indeed, the series lost its fury, but it may have gained a Dwayne Johnson.  Deadline reports that Johnson (née The Rock) is in talks with the folks over at Universal about starring alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the sequel; his character would be “on the right side of the law.” (I think that’s code for “policeman”.)

Johnson will be seen this November as a character named “Driver” in the action-drama Faster (read Steve’s set report here), which is perhaps indicative of his gearhead mindset at the moment.  It’s not often the fifth film in a once fledgling franchise lures in such star power.  But the 2009 Fast and Furious did rev things up again by bringing back Diesel and Walker to the prosperous tune of $353 million worldwide.  If Johnson is looking to get back into action flicks after his career detour in such family fare as The Tooth Fairy, it may make sense to get on board with Five, a known high-octane commodity.  Let’s wait and see if this signing comes to pass.

  • Mike.Hutnan

    You guys [collider] posted an interview with him and he says why he did those family films. I only saw the tooth fairy, not any of his other movies but since he went to acting school he's gotten a lot better. I'd watch a movie with him over actors that are more famous and in such movies as “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Twilight,” “Avatar” (yeah I went there.) etc. He's going back to his more action-oriented films now because that was originally what he wanted to do, now he can just do it as a pretty decent actor instead of as a wrestler.

  • junierizzle

    I thought he had what it took to be a huge action star. Maybe the next Arnie. Too bad there wasn't a James Cameron around. Maybe it's not too late for him.

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  • 206rc

    hell no!

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  • CarCastingKing


    Well!, people have wanted to see it and their curiosity will finally be seen onthe big screen. Many often wounder who has more kick-ass power, Vin Diesel or Dwayne “THE ROCK” Johnson.
    Next year (2011) we will see the two go toe to toe in Universal Picture’s ‘Fast & Furious 5′ (aka ” Fast 5 “).
    This is the film battle of the century and was referred to on set as ” King Kong vs. Godzilla “. This fight sequence is guaranteed to win all sorts of awards on Spike, MTV, etc.. etc..
    The fight scene was filmed this past week.
    The tension in the air was cacked on extra thick as cast & crew were ALL on edge.
    Vin will finally get a whiff of “WHAT THE ROCK, IS COOKING!”

  • Sasquatch294

    the best combo for the greatest F&F movie yet