Watch: Dwayne Johnson talks ‘Fast Six’ and the joys of playing Hobbs

With both Michelle Rodriguez and “Haywire” ass-kicker Gina Carano signing on to the project over the past couple of weeks, Justin Lin’s “Fast Six” is heating up in advance of its summer production start – and one person who clearly can’t wait to jump back into the fray is star Dwayne Johnson, who will be reprising his role as DSS agent Luke Hobbs in the follow-up.

“From a character standpoint, I love that character, Hobbs,”  Johnson told me during our recent sit-down at the “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” junket. “That guy’s a bad-ass, walking, talking beast of a guy who’s got a lot of unfinished business.”

You can check out the rest of what Johnson had to say about the sequel in the video above!

“Fast Six” (official title TBD) is slated for release on May 24, 2013.

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