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Fast 8 set photo shows The Rock behind bars

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Fast 8 is a movie about Dwayne Johnson's character. Flooding social media with pics of his lawman (opens in new tab), Luke Hobbs, like he's taking over the online campaigning, which is no mean feat considering Vin Diesel's reputation (opens in new tab). It's to be expected however, as Johnson's badass enforcer is getting much more screentime in the upcoming film compared to Furious 7. And we've now got a new glimpse at what's in store for "The Iceman" in this latest snap: 

Yep, that's Hobbs decked out in prison scrubs. It's certainly a surprise to see him in the slammer, as he's always remained on the other side of the bars as a straight-shootin' federal agent. But hey, Brian O'Conner changed alliances, so why can't Hobbs?  

The image is just one of several teases Johnson has posted over the last few months. Most of the captions have alluded to a change for Hobbs, potentially revealing a dark side to him, or a secret from his past. Then again, it could be that he's simply undercover. I'm intrigued either way; as long as we get more one-liners and the types of stunts that'd make a normal person require serious medical attention. 

Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Dame Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, Kristofer Hivju, and Jason Statham, Fast 8 is due to open in the US and UK on April 14, 2017. 

Images: Universal/The Rock 

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.