I’ve made no attempt to hide the fact that cars simply don’t rev my engine.

To me, they’re literally just a mode of transport; yeah you can get them in fancy colours and some go faster than others but essentially they get you from A to B much like the Tube does.

Having said that, I have seen a few of the Fast and the Furious films – a franchise that notoriously refuses to die.

The second one – 2 Fast 2 Furious(?) – and Tokyo Drift were decent, but then I got bored of watching what’s basically the same film over and over again.

But hey, they’re popular, alright!

These days The Rock has his fingerprints all over the series, including the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw – with its trailer recently dropping.

Apparently, the former wrestler almost managed to get Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa involved too but he was too busy.

But all is not lost ‘FATF’ fans, as Rocky has left the door open for the possibility for Momoa to appear in the sequel, should it get made.

He said in a recent comment on Instagram:

“Me and Momoa tried hard to get him in this movie to play my brother, but his schedule was too packed. Next Hobbs movie for sure.”

Sadly, Jason Momoa wasn’t available, but the up side was that Joe Anoa’i, aka WWE star Roman Reigns, landed the gig instead.

In the same Instagram post, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he’s going to have four brothers in the movie and provided a little bit of background information on them. Much like many of the core characters within the franchise, they fancy a life on the straight and narrow after getting up to no good in their early years.

“The Hobbs Brothers. In Samoa we have a word that means everything to us, aiga, which means family. My name is Luke Hobbs and these are my four brothers. My family. My aiga. They all live in Western Samoa where they own and operate ‘Hobbs Customs,’ a former illegal chop shop, now a legit business where they build and deliver vintage custom cars all over the world. In Samoa we have another saying which is ‘Ou te le tau to’atasi ae matou te tau fa’atasi’ which means, When you fight one, you fight us all. Biggest showdown the Fast & Furious Universe has ever seen is coming this summer.”

This comes after Vin Diesel – who plays criminal-turned-street racer Dominic Toretto in the hit franchise – posted a video on his Instagram account revealing that filming for Fast and Furious 9 will kick off in February, with production taking place in London.

“I and my partner in crime want to say a message to Venezuela, from Dom and Letty. We are with you always, y pa’lante con fe,” Diesel said in his Instagram message while captioning it with: Crew heads out to London next month for the next chapter…#FAST9.

In terms of a release date, everyone was gearing up for April this year, however that had to be pushed back to 2020.

Still, it’s a good time to be a Fast and the Furious fan.

Shame I’m not into them.

Maybe I’ll give them another go; that many people can’t be wrong, can they?

Images via Instagram/Universal Pictures