The Rock Fills us in on his Fast and Furious 5 Role

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be joining Vin Diesel and Paul Walker when the boys and their custom cars that go vroom-vroom real fast return to the screen for another car chase-heavy outing in 2011. MTV caught up with Johnson, who filled them in on his role in the upcoming Latin America-set sequel. According to Johnson, it sounds like this isn’t a one-and-done, because he says he’s being “introduced … into the franchise”.

We’re gonna introduce a new character into the franchise. A really unique U.S. Marshal who is hired to hunt and track down Vin Diesel and Paul Walker…

He’s a former bounty hunter. He has a unique group of guys who, when the government has issues in trying to track down and find individuals, they call my character….

I get me and my guys, we’re gonna hunt them down, we’re gonna track them, we’re gonna bring their asses in, we’re gonna whip their asses. Not necessarily in that order.

It’s probably a given that The Rock’s character will be more of a Samuel Gerard type (ala “The Fugitive”), someone who realizes the bad boys he’s chasing really aren’t that bad, and by film’s end, is on their side. I could be wrong, of course, but that’s the vibe I’m getting here.

The fifth “Fast and Furious” movie, to be called “Fast Five”, is scheduled for Summer 2011. Until then, you can catch The Rock in fast car action in his upcoming actioner “Faster”, where he plays a getaway driver out for revenge, due out later this year.



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  • Arthur

    It is about time “they” finally get The Rock and Vin Diesel in a film together. Now someone out there is using their heads. More star power means more bucks at the box office. Hopefully, there will be more films with them together in the future; FOR EXAMPLE: “Pitch Black 3″ HELLO UNIVERSAL!!! Or how about them both in the “Terminator” sequels….hmmmm. And Dwayne, I am a big fan of yours and your father as well. Please, no more kids movies. Glad that you are getting back into hardcore action films. Vin Diesel always knocks us out with his roles. There are endless possibilities for these dudes….endless. I hope to direct them in a film some day when I finish film school.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Glad to see I'm not The Rock getting back to his action roots. I wonder if he has enough money to buy “The Rock” name from McMahon and WWE and then let them get some royalties for merchandise so he can use it. It still fits him. NEways, everyone complains about the kid/family films he did, but I commend him for it. I think if anything it just showed he can do MORE than action. I actually liked “The Gameplan,” and even laughed a bit at “Tooth Fairy.” Mind you they were aimed at kids and my daughter and friend's kids liked them. I think now that he's cemetented the fact that he CAN act that it's time to do what he does best. Bring on “Faster” and “Fast Five.”

  • LSB

    Hey Nix, i donl know if you knew but Tyrese said on his twitter page “Roman Peirce is back! I'm back”!. So i dont if its official or someone hacked into his account but thats what he said. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Hell yeah bring back Roman!!!