Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed he will reprise his role of Hobbs in “Furious 8.” The actor, who is currently promoting his upcoming film “San Andreas,” said that the sequel to “Furious 7” “can’t go without Hobbs," reported Collider.

“Furious 8” got the green light from Universal Studios after the success of “Furious 7.” The next film has been scheduled for an April 14, 2017, release. "We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen," star Vin Diesel revealed during the Comic Con conference, reported Hollywood Reporter.

It is expected that “Furious 8” will repeat the success of “Furious 7,” which made $1.1 billion globally. The film showed Diesel searching for a killer. The main villain of the film was Jason Statham, who played Ian Shaw in the film. He was shown searching for Diesel’s gang in order to avenge his brother Owen’s death.

“Furious 7” was the last film for Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013. It s expected that his brother Cody Walker will be seen in “Furious 8.” Cody was used as a stand-in in “Furious 7” in order to complete Paul Walker's remaining scenes.

Meanwhile, Johnson also spoke about the possibility of “Fast & Furious” spinoff, saying it could revolve around his character Hobbs. “I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see. I still think for me personally we’ve created a little bit of space for him in '7' and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input,” he said.

Johnson is currently thrilled for “San Andreas” which is scheduled to be released on May 29. He plays a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot. The action adventure film was directed by Brad Peyton and also stars Carlton Cuse, Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes.

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