Dwayne Johnson Talks Fast Five and The Expendables 2.

Dwayne Johnson Talks Fast Five and The Expendables 2.
Dwayne Johnson talks about his role in ‘Fast Five’, his on screen fight with Vin Diesel and joining ‘The Expendables 2′ cast.

With a shaved head, more muscles and a thick black goatee, Johnson plays U.S. DSS Special Agent Luke Hobbs. He look more than ready to take on Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto in hand-to-hand combat. Dwayne Johnson’s testosterone is only rivaled by his professionalism. After the introduction, the action star explains his decision to join Fast Five and choices of family friendly rolls.

Dwayne Johnson: “It was an opportunity to work with Universal again, the studio that I started my career with. I did my first four movies with Universal. Always like their management, their executives, how they approach their business and this was an opportunity to work with Universal and be a part of a very successful franchise and an opportunity to work with Vin [Diesel]. I’ve known Vin for a long time and we’ve always talked about doing something together, but as long as it was right and wasn’t forced. This felt like the right opportunity to create a formidable adversary for him and one that was believable and that we could get on screen and rumble and dance and have some fun.

It is always about opportunity for me. And those of you who know me know we have discussed this in the past. It is about creating opportunity day to day. There was an opportunity to do three family movies in a row, putting me in a space where I can continue to entertain, knowing that we were still developing on the other end like a Faster, like these intense action movies we were developing. Well, this is ready and it is in the family genre and it tells a good story. The other is not ready, so let’s go. Believe me, I love to entertain across the board – I love that and enjoy that. At my core, I am a physical guy, a visceral guy, and I love kickin’ ass. I love it, so if I can continue to, it comes down to what’s available, what’s ready, what’s cooking?”

Dwayne Johnson spilled a little more than the logline for Fast Five describes.

DJ: “Storywise, Dom and Brian are accused of murder. There are two DEA agents who are murdered and the murder gets pinned on them and Mia. I’m sent to find guys when the government needs to find them [Laughter] it sounds like The A-Team. In a way he is a bounty hunter, but he is a U.S. Marshal sent down to Brazil to find these guys. Fun character to play, where I am able to be efficient in the skills – and not only efficient in the skills and having that animalistic, visceral way that I can rip your f***ing throat out (excuse my language) but also have the backing of the U.S. government – a fun, fun character.”

Question: Is it kind of like the Tommy Lee Jones character in The Fugitive where he is after the bad guy, but realizes he might not be that bad?

DJ: “It is very similar to that. The only difference is the physicality aspect, which I am able to bring, which heightens things for me, because ultimately I think from an audience standpoint, you want to see that. You want to see Vin and I go at it. I’m not sure where the audiences will be. I just know that I’m rooted in my own truth and my truth is I have a list and your name came up on that list and I’m gonna hunt you and find you and bring you in. If they root for me, great. If they don’t, great, I’m still kicking ass.”

With a reference to the famous diner scene in HEAT when Al Pacino and Robert De Niro face off – with words. Johnson was asked if the anticipation of a fight like this was something that excited him about the role and will get audiences into theaters.

DJ: “100%. Sure.”

Question: So you guys talk in a diner?

DJ: “Yes, yes, yes. Over a cappuccino. It’s a wonderful scene. One cappuccino with two straws. That was something I was looking forward to and just as a fan of movies and a fan of genres this is an awesome opportunity that doesn’t come along very often, where you can have two guys who are successful and put it down and go at it. There are some great scenes in the movie where we do talk, and it’s a nice, stinging conversation and the intensity is palpable – it’s in the air. But then f*** talking, eventually you gotta get down and kick some ass.”

Johnson shared his feelings on the Gurkha and some of the massive weapons he will fire in the movie.

DJ: “The cars in the movie are going to be what you expect. They are dynamite vehicles from fast cars to muscle cars to military Gurkha – which is a big, 10-ton absurdly badass vehicle. When we land in Brazil, I’ve got me, my men and my Gurkha.” [Flexes bicep] ”It’s called my third gun. Wow. The Rock’s third gun. Haha, I’m sorry, what were we –”

Question: Elsa [Pataky] mentioned she’s got this little pistol and you’ve got this big machine gun and you’re firing away. All I could think about was the BFG.

DJ: “Right, right, right. Wow, you saw Doom, then. One of the few…. One weapon I have is a very big revolver and I’m attracted to guns like that – just big and muscular and masculine. I like revolvers, though, too. Powerful guns to me. I have one in Faster and have one in this movie as well. I also have a much bigger gun that is automatic – there is this one scene where Elsa and I are firing side by side and we are all kind of laughing at it because Elsa is such a petite woman – very beautiful, but petite – and next to me she looks very, very tiny. She looks like a little girl and she has her little ‘pew pew’ and I’ve got me ‘doodoodoodoodoo.’ When it is stripped down it will be very serious, but we laugh because it’s funny.”

The Expendables 2. Casting rumors continue to swirl around the production, but Johnson gave his opinion about possibly joining Sylvester Stallone’s star-studded cast.

DJ: “I think he tried to come to me for the first one. I was unavailable or something like that. We had talked about doing something together. I would love to work with him. I wouldn’t rule The Expendables out. Great success for him and I’m very happy for him – and all the guys, by the way! Really cool. But always, always flexible if the story is right. I’d love to work with him in some capacity.”

Fast Five slams into theaters on April 29th, 2011.
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well i guess the guys gotta work lol, i hope Expendables 2 is as good as the 1st one, i enjoyed the 1st one lol
nuck82 - 1/24/2011, 2:30 PM
looks good to me tabs
well done chick :)
laura - 1/24/2011, 2:30 PM
They are working on part six already..
TABOO13 - 1/24/2011, 2:33 PM
nice job on the article tabs:)
Silverman - 1/24/2011, 2:36 PM
This is the greatest article in the history of literature.
gusto - 1/24/2011, 2:52 PM
Great Stuff Tabs!
The Rock is an excellent addition to the 2nd Expendables...
Xandera - 1/24/2011, 3:03 PM
Awesome find Taboo.. your turning into a hellava contributor.:)

Vin Diesel is awesome.
Integrity - 1/24/2011, 3:07 PM
X@ Yah I think so too. He'll be the youngest one of the crew.......

Gust@ Hahaha.. Thanks for stopping by..

Vin is hot..

Remember to look around the rest of the site.. There is some cool stuff.
TABOO13 - 1/24/2011, 3:07 PM
HAhah eat shit gusto

Nice job TABS. I think DJ is a better actor than Vin D anyway... not like that's a monumental accomplishment, but still. His action flicks are tight. Would love to see him do something with Stallone, maybe get in on that next Rambo flick. That would be great for DJ. That last Rambo was a fkn blood bath. Awesome...

...and so are boobs

BillyBlack - 1/24/2011, 3:11 PM
dis is a good article wonder wat kind of car dey guna drive in dis 1 or see sum good fight scenes
0valiusprime0 - 1/24/2011, 3:58 PM
Boobs are always good..

Yah I want to see the cars too..

TABOO13 - 1/24/2011, 4:02 PM
Great article Tabbie. Looking forward to this flick. Johnson is a beast, hope he gets on to the 2nd Expendables movie.
THESWOF - 1/24/2011, 4:09 PM
Dwayne Johnson is a hell of an actor,I don't care what anybody else says.And he seems like he would be pretty cool to hang out with too.He would be one person that I would like to co-star in a movie with.I can't wait for Fast Five,I think it's gonna be pretty cool like the rest of them.I love cars,so of course I'll like it.And I said after the first Expendables movie,where in the hell was The Rock at?They had Stone Cold Steve Austin,so they definately should have had Dwayne in it too,and JCVD.
JorEl77 - 1/24/2011, 5:06 PM
Awesome article Tabs!! Cannot wait for this movie...or the Expendables 2...or part 6 of the FF series!! Nice find & thanks for the info!
BigBoy28 - 1/24/2011, 6:07 PM
I thought this was a great find. Personally one of my favorite Dwayne Johnson movies is The Rundown. For some reason I just think that one rocks (no pun intended).
EdGross - 1/24/2011, 6:11 PM
"If ya smeeellllll what the Tabs is cookin'"
Great article Tabs...I'm an old school Rock fan, and I like DJ as an actor too... I even liked the tooth fairy movie..Te hehe!
Grimm - 1/24/2011, 6:55 PM
Awesome article Tabs!! I just watched Expendables over the weekend and though it was a lot of fun. I think Dwayne could bring something to a sequel. Great find!!
DCF - 1/24/2011, 7:24 PM
Dude Ed

The rundown was awesome! I really thought he was gonna take off as an action star after that, but it hasn't really happened. I haven't seen faster yet. Was that good? It looked like it had potential.
BillyBlack - 1/24/2011, 9:45 PM
Yah Rundown was a fun movie.. My fave has to be Be Cool.. So not afraid to make fun of himself..
TABOO13 - 1/24/2011, 11:55 PM
BillyBlack, I agree: I thought he would explode after that, but it didn't quite happen. As to Faster, I really liked it -- kind of by the numbers action, but cool nonetheless. Taboo, I haven't seen Be Cool, but will check it out.
EdGross - 1/25/2011, 4:44 AM
@ Billy & Ed: I love The Rundown. Walking Tall was good too. He should make what I call Rainy Tuesday films. It's a Tuesday and your off from work, You go see the new Rock flick. Fun action and humor that is not too over the top but just enough to get your thrills and kicks. I personally always felt the action/fighting style for the rundown should be used for a Luke Cage movie. That would be epic.

@ Tabs: Great article I grew up a fan of The Rock. Very well put together.

I used to want to be his height and weight lol I even learned to Kip up because of him!
ThaMessenger07 - 1/25/2011, 6:27 AM
Taboo @ Great find and write up....really well done

Ed @ Be cool he is hilarious in also The Rundown ruled. I don't know why but everytime there is a movie with him in it I watch it.

WaylonJones - 1/25/2011, 6:37 AM
Thanks Ed. I'll check that out. I don't mind a good cookie cutter action flick, so long as it hits the mark. Messanger07, good call. I though the action scenes in rundown were fkn awesome.

I'm serious about him getting in on the next Rambo. Expendables 2 would be a good fit too, but I think a nice rugged R rated shoot'em up would be a great vehicle for him. I'm pretty sure that's what Faster was, but something more along the lines of Commando. He's got what it takes to fill that action hero hole that Arnie left behind all those years ago.
BillyBlack - 1/25/2011, 10:08 AM
Great find. the Rock iz the man. the rundown was absolutely fantastic. I wanna see the Rock in rated R flick as well. I can see him in rambo but maybe something like totall recall, or even Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas the movie. I know its kinda far fetched but he would be perfect for that role. Or Luke Cage for marvel. Dwayne Johnson can play an excellant villain; i wanna see him as a ruthless, kuniving villain. That would be a lotta fun i think.
ghostpool - 1/25/2011, 11:09 AM
Great find. the Rock iz the manthe rundown was absolutely fantastic. I wanna see the Rock in rated R flick as well. I can see him rambo but maybe something like totall recall, or even Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas the movie. I know its kinda far fetched but he would perfect for that role. Or Luke Cage for marvel. Dwayne Johnson can play an excellant villain; i wanna see him as a ruthless, kuniving villain. That would be a lotta fun i think.
ghostpool - 1/25/2011, 11:11 AM
If he was going to be on a CBM I would like him to play Black Adam.. He would be perfect..
TABOO13 - 1/25/2011, 11:53 AM
Ur absolutely right. He would be perfect for Black Adam. Why didnt I think of that?
ghostpool - 1/25/2011, 12:08 PM
Cool stuff @ TABS!


Man VIN and ROCK should be in 2!!!

Awesome article and hey I didn't 4get, had trouble logging in! : P

Wicked stuff @ TABS :thumbs!
777LEEE - 1/25/2011, 7:08 PM
Log log log... and all it well! :)
777LEEE - 1/26/2011, 5:32 AM
Great stuff TAB's. I like Johnson in everything I've seen him in.
Hawksblueyes - 1/26/2011, 7:43 AM
yet another gr8 find tabs keep up ur gd work

yea DJ has shown some gr8 acting skills in his movies b it comedy or action, wud b gr8 2 c him in a cbm

even in his wrestling days he cud excite a crowd
lokisilvertongue - 1/26/2011, 8:08 AM
Thanks everyone for coming on and supporting.. big hugs..
TABOO13 - 1/26/2011, 9:42 AM
(((((((((GROUP HUG)))))))))))

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777LEEE - 1/26/2011, 11:32 AM
I admit, I was originally skeptical when Dwayne Johnson decided to transition into film. Although his roles have been hit or miss for me, I've got to admire his enthusiasm. His interviews are always informational.
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