After months of teasing, the official trailer for the Fast and the Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw has arrived. The movie features Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, and Idris Elba as the film’s villain, Brixton.
The film focuses in on two characters that were present in the action-packed Fast and Furious 6 and Furious 7 films, but this time it is less about racing cars, and more about espionage and military combat. Directed by David Leitch, also known for Deadpool 2 and John Wick, the movie looks to draw a distinct difference from the Fast and the Furious as the characters ultimately come from an entirely different background; coming from both the agent and spy world.
Leitch looks to keep elements of the past films in this spin-off, but is looking to develop the characters first, while keeping them “grounded” — hopefully allowing for Hobbs & Shaw to succeed as a franchise much like the Fast and the Furious. Take a look at the trailer above, and let us know if you think Hobbs & Shaw has the potential to surpass its NOS-toting predecessor.
In other movie news, Ben Affleck is hanging up his role as Batman.
Two world’s collide.
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Our WORLDWIDE TRAILER drops TOMORROW.
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— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 31, 2019
“I’m what ya call a nice cold can of whup ass” ~ Luke Hobbs
Get ready for our worldwide @HobbsAndShaw trailer debut on FRIDAY. #JasonStatham @IdrisElba & the kid stir up trouble & fun in the biggest showdown the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen. #HobbsAndShaw #Boots2Asses pic.twitter.com/ZBfhiacKRC
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 30, 2019
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Two haircuts for the price of one! Courtesy of @fred_north, indisputably the most skillful heli pilot the world has ever seen. Getting the camera where it needs to be on Hobbs and Shaw for our final days of filming. A massive thank you to @therock for making this movie happen and for being the toughest, funniest, mountain of muscle I’ve had the pleasure of standing toe to toe with. This one I shall remember brother! ? @danielsmithphotography