The final trailer for Hobbs & Shaw is here and it’s insane. The summer has been a bit quiet at the box office, but Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are about to change all of that come August. Along for the ride in the Fast and Furious spin-off is Idris Elba, who is playing the villain this time around, and he is not messing around. The latest look at the action thriller packs in a bunch of new footage and makes sure fans who had any doubt about seeing the spin-off won’t have that feeling anymore.
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles from the Fast and Furious franchise, which has grossed over $5 billion worldwide, for the upcoming Hobbs & Shaw. As Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, they’re out to save the world from a new threat. But first, they’re going to have to get over working together. Ever since Hobbs, a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw, a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.
Funnily enough, it takes the cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) to bring the duo, and Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby), together. Brixton has gained control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever and he’s off to a good start. From the looks of things, Brixton is a formidable foe with quite the army there to back him up. Despite an epic motorcycle chase at the beginning of the latest trailer, Elba’s villain discovers Hobbs and Shaw are pretty tough themselves, which is when he decides to bring them war.
Hobbs & Shaw kicks open a new door in the Fast and Furious universe as it brings the action across the globe. Los Angeles, London, Chernobyl, and Samoa are all featured in the highly anticipated spin-off, bringing Luke Hobbs’ family into the fight. If the trailer is any indication, Hobbs & Shaw will be the action hit of the summer, possibly even giving Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home a run for its money. In other franchise news, Fast and Furious 9 has officially started production with eyes on a May 22nd, 2020 release date. John Cena is on board this time around to bring some extra muscle to the highly anticipated sequel.
Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2nd and is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a story by longtime Fast and Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan and a screenplay by himself and Drew Pearce. The spin-off is produced by Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Morgan, and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Kelly McCormick, Dany Garcia, Steven Chasman, and Ethan Smith. You can check out the trailer for Hobbs & Shaw below, thanks to the Fast and Furious YouTube channel.