Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily
After the successful reboot of the franchise with last year's Fast & Furious, Universal is chomping at the bit to get rolling on a fifth film, and, having locked in stars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, is looking at Dwayne Johnson to play the film's antagonist.
In the past few years, Johnson has focused on phasing out his pro-wrestling persona (going from The Rock to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and finally just using his real name), while starring in a string of family comedies (The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain, and this year's Tooth Fairy). Now, the actor seems to be making a return to the action movies that helped get him into movies, playing a supporting role in the cop comedy The Other Guys, and starring in the revenge drama Faster. Fast Five (the movie's tentative title) would have Johnson play the role of an FBI agent tailing Walker and Diesel's characters. Justin Lin is set to direct.
In addition to Fast Five, Diesel has a third Riddick film tentatively lined up at the studio, as well as a third xXx movie gestating at Paramount. With or without Johnson, Fast Five is slated to hit theaters on June 10th, 2011.