The first spinoff from the Fast & Furious franchise arrives with the release of the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw trailer. Idris Elba transforms into a bulletproof superhuman bad guy named Brixton in the three minute trailer. Dwayne Johnson’s expert tracker Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s rogue MI-6 agent Deckard Shaw are called in to track down Brixton and, of course, over-the-top action sequences ensue.
The Fast & Furious franchise has rung up over $5 billion at the box office since the first film starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker raced into theaters in 2001. F&F star Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson had issues working together (Johnson even took to social media to hint about the problems), so it’s not a shocker that box office superstar Johnson received his own spinoff that doesn’t require him to share screen time with Diesel.
Joining Johnson and Statham in Hobbs & Shaw are Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren. David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) directed from a script by Chris Morgan. Johnson, Statham, Morgan, and Hiram Garcia produced the spinoff. Dany Garcia, Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith, and Ainsley Davies executive produced.
Universal Pictures has set an August 2, 2019 theatrical release date.
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 (Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever – and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (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.