Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has always trained like a beast for his movie roles. Hobbs and Shaw, the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff, was no different. Johnson revealed a photo on his Instagram page of what his body looked like after he finished off his training program for the film.
Johnson wrote that he spent 18 weeks prepping with a “disciplined diet” and an “intense training” program to transform himself once again into Luke Hobbs. Johnson has been called the hardest-working man in Hollywood for his dedication to his roles and his seemingly constant stream of movies, and this new post proves once again that he’s as shredded as anyone out there.
Here’s a look at Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw training:
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Dialed in & hit the mark. 260lbs of attitude & classy cuss words. After 18 weeks of disciplined diet & intense training, here’s where I landed my carcass for shooting my FAST & FURIOUS spin-off HOBBS & SHAW. Always room for improvements, but not too bad for a scarred up surgically repaired Brahma Bull who’s injuries always tell the story. Huge THANKS to my strength and conditioning coach @daverienzi for his masterful strategies that’s constantly shifting daily based on how I’m looking/feeling to achieve our goals. THANKS to EVERYONE in my inner circle (including the NASA scientists ) who support the big picture – my diet, training, health & wellness, balance, consistency and execution. Finally, THANKS TO ALL THE FANS. My people out there worldwide who buy into our grind belief and my philosophy that payin’ our dues is owed on a daily basis. Thanks for rockin’ with me — let’s have some fun and take this HOBBS & SHAW franchise to the next level. #HardestWorkerInTheRoom #Hobbs #NightlyTequilaDrinker
In Hobbs and Shaw, Johnson will be teaming up with Jason Statham in the first-ever spinoff of the Fast & Furious franchise. Statham’s Deckard Shaw entered the series in Furious 7 as a villain who had a history with Hobbs, but in Fate of the Furious, Shaw teamed up with the Furious crew and now is basically a good guy. While plot details on the spinoff are being kept under wraps, one thing’s for sure: Johnson and Statham are going to have some badass fight scenes.
Johnson and Statham are joined in the film by Idris Elba, who’s playing the villain Brixton, while Vanessa Kirby is in as an MI5 agent and Shaw’s sister. Eddie Marsan was also announced in the cast, while his Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is behind the camera for it.
The spinoff will be the next Furious movie to hit theaters, with Fast 9 coming out April 20, 2020, and the 10th film in the series set for sometime in 2021.
Hobbs and Shaw will be released on August 2, 2018.