Now that principal photography on Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw officially wrapped, star Dwayne Johnson has revealed that the upcoming spinoff film will have a special cameo from his furry favorite.
Johnson, through a video posted on his Instagram account, shared that his French bulldog -- named Hobbs after his character -- will also appear in the film.
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Ladies and gents, the gremlin known as HOBBS. As producer of @hobbsandshaw, I thought it was the right thing to do to actually cast my French bulldog in our movie. Nepotism shmepotism 😉💁🏽♂️ Three years ago we brought puppy Hobbs and his baby brother, Brutus home to become our ohana. Sadly, we lost puppy Brutus a few months later. Broke our hearts, but this little beast Hobbs goes on to live his best life daily and I’m quite proud of his performance in our movie. Plus, he dropped a steaming 3 curler 💩 right in the middle of the set 😂🤦🏽♂️ The biggest star the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen and one bad ass sumbitch. #HobbsTheBulldog #BrutusWouldBeProud🖤 #EspeciallyThePoopPart HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND
"He was professional, unlike his owner, he came prepared, unlike his owner, and he listened to the director, unlike his owner!" Johnson laughed in the behind-the-scenes video, which showcased the bulldog on set.
While the canine Hobbs' role in the film isn't clear, the video appears to reveal that he will be his namesake's pet dog as well and never far from his owner's side. Whether or not Johnson's dog will be named Hobbs in the film also has yet to be seen.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shawstars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby. The film arrives on August 2.