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.
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.