The first trailer has arrived for Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, and yep, it’s a ton of fun.
Dwayne Johnson is back as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham returns as Deckard Shaw in the franchise’s first stand-alone adventure; one that finds that our two ass-kickers taking on a new baddie, Brixton (Idris Elba). Yep, three bald bad-asses in an action flick that looks to be a seriously enjoyable time. Oh, and Elba’s character? Yeah, he’s a genetically enhanced borderline comic-book supervillain.
Deadpool 2 and John Wick director David Leitch is at the helm of this chapter in the mammoth film series, directing from a screenplay by franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan. What a long way we’ve come since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) raced along the streets of L.A.
The film, which is officially titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, also stars Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Shaw’s sister and Eiza González (Baby Driver) as a character named Madam M. It’ll be speeding into Australian cinemas on August 1st and US cinemas on August 2nd.
Official synopsis for Hobbs and Shaw:
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.
But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Dany Garcia, Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.