Country: United States
Category: Action, Adventure
Release Date: August 2, 2019
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 123 minutes
Box Office: $
Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 Universal Pictures is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019.
"Hobbs & Shaw", best known in Latin America as "Fast and Furious", will debut in 2019 a spin-off of two iconic characters of the franchise: Hobbs and Shaw. The official title was confirmed as "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" and will be distributed mainly in Universal Pictures.
Thanks to an interview with Variety, Vin Diesel confirmed that the saga would have different spin-offs that were in their early stages of production. After that, in October of 2017, Universal Pictures confirmed the existence of the first of these films with Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, respectively, as protagonists.
In April 2018, David Leitch, the director of "Deadpool 2", was chosen as the director of the film and David Scheunemann was positioned as a production designer. During this year, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González and Eddie Marsan joined the main cast.
At the moment the story that will be told in this new Universal premiere has not been shared. Only the director said that the plot will have nothing to do with what has been seen so far in the franchise. However, if he expressed his emotion to IGN regarding the recording of it and its inspiration in other films:
"There are those films from the 80s and 90s, like 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Limit: 48 hours' that really tell me something as a filmmaker, there are some that made me want to be a film director, to begin with. What chemistry they have (Statham and Johnson) in the latest 'Fast' movie and the potential they could have, it was very hard to not say yes, and say 'let's do this' ".
On the other hand, there are rumors about the participation of Ryan Reynolds in the movie as Deadpool, the superhero "bigmouth" who gives life on the big screen. Leitch is the director of both productions and, according to Reynolds, he promised that this character would have a special participation in the spin-off.
Being in an advanced process of filming, it seems imminent that its official trailer soon be revealed as long as the release date is not modified. On YouTube, fans have created their own cinematic advances with fragments of previous films where both actors participated.
However, the most played videos are the confrontations that both characters, Hobbs and Shaw, have had in the films "Furious 7" of 2015 and "The Fate of the Furious" of 2017.