By the end of ‘The Fate Of the Furious’ Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw may not have liked each other, but they seemed to have at least earned some type of grudging respect for each other. Now it’s time for them to team up again, but this time Dom won’t be there to remind them about family. The first trailer just dropped for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and it’s as funny and action-packed as you’d expect. If we had to qualify this film as anything right now, it would be an Anti-buddy comedy.
Bringing added power to the cast are Idris Elba as a semingly super-powered anarchist named Brixton, Vanessa Kirby as Statham’s sister and Helen Mirren as an MI-6 Director who will be captured at one point, but you know won’t be a damsel in distress because… well, because she’s Helen mother F’ing Mirren.
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 Presents: 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 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 Kelly McCormick, Dany Garcia, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.