The next stage of what could be a new era is complete. It’s kind of amazing that it took eighteen years and eight movies for us to get a true spin-off of the Fast and Furious series but here we are. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was willed into being based entirely around the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious, the raw charisma and star power of Johnson, and the need to keep both him and star Vin Diesel in the universe without the two men actually interacting. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw started production back in September and according to Johnson on Instagram, they have wrapped production. He also shared a new behind-the-scenes picture.
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Last men standing. HOBBS & SHAW is officially wrapped. Easily the most challenging film I’ve ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans’ insanely hyped “break the internet” reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding. A HUGE bald and brotherly MAHALO to the man who trusted me and our chemistry and “pushed all his chips in” to make something bad ass and fun for the fans. My uso @jasonstatham. He’s one legit talented and tough bastard and the pure joy I got from making him laugh so fucking hard during the our takes he couldn’t even talk, I will always remember with evil 😈 glee. Finally, one of the best heli pilots in the world @fred_north demonstrating here our extreme commitment we all had to deliver the goods to our worldwide audience. #ThatsAWrap #LastMenStanding #AllChipsIn #HOBBSANDSHAW AUGUST 2nd @sevenbucksprod
The Fast and Furious movies have sort of come into their own since around the fifth entry, so it’s going to be interesting to see how this one turns out. We can hope it doesn’t take this spin-off franchise five movies to figure out what it wants to be.
Summary: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, directed by David Leitch, stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza Gonzalaz, and Idris Elba. It will be released on August 2, 2019.