Did you know that the role of bounty hunter Luke Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson in the “Fast & Furious” saga, was originally written for… Tommy Lee Jones!
In 2016, in a (long) live video posted on his Facebook page, actor Vin Diesel announced the meeting between the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers in Infinity War. But above all, the actor took the opportunity to deliver a tasty casting anecdote on the Fast & Furious saga. While Fast & Furious 5 is broadcast this Monday evening on TMC, we tell you everything!
In this video, Vin Diesel, who points out that fan comments have an impact on his choices as an actor and producer, reveals that the character of Luke Hobbs, colossus launched on the heels of Dominic Toretto and his band before lending them a strong hand in the Fast & Furious saga, was entrusted to Dwayne Johnson thanks to them. (from 22 minutes)
“It’s thanks to you that I was able to take on characters that you love. Characters like Xander ” ” Cage, like Riddick… And there’s Fast 8. Without you, I wouldn’t have shot Fast 8 “notes Vin Diesel. “If you hadn’t wanted us to continue this story, we couldn’t have done it. You helped me throughout the development of Fast 8.”
“When I started this Facebook page, we had just killed Letty’s character in the fourth Fast & Furious”continues the American. “Thanks to your feedback, your petitions, your videos, we were able to convince the studio to bring his character back, and the franchise has been doing better for it ever since. In the fifth movie, when I was wondering who we should film with, we recruited Dwayne Johnson thanks to you.”
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It is then that Vin Diesel swings, at the bend of a line on the casting of The Rock, a funny scoop. “A lady named Jen Kelly posted a comment saying “I would love to see you guys on screen together”he says. “So we offered the role originally written for Tommy Lee Jones to Dwayne Johnson. And he was amazing in that role.”.
Tommy Lee Jones facing Vin Diesel in the Fast & Furious saga? It’s hard to imagine the result, as Dwayne Johnson has now become one of the faces of the franchise and Luke Hobbs a character as badass as he is endearing.
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