On Friday, Universal Pictures released the first Hobbs & Shaw trailer the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff that stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Forced to partner up in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson’s “Luke Hobbs” and Jason Statham’s “Deckard Shaw”, two sworn enemies, must somehow set aside there differences in order to bring down Idris Elba who plays the movies big bad villain.
Ever since Dwayne Johnson joined the franchise in the Fast Five the franchise has seen it’s best results in terms of box office returns. David Leitch who directed Deadpool 2 and co-directed John Wick takes the helm of Hobbs and Shaw.
Hobbs and Shaw can easily be looked at as a buddy cop movie with a tone and feel that reminded me a little of Lethal Weapon meets Tango & Cash. While watching the trailer I found myself laughing and loving the action all while noticing the movie doesn’t seem to take it self to seriously, something I find appealing when it comes to action movies.
I’ve never been a big fan of the Fast & Furious movies, but after watching this first trailer for Hobbs and Shaw I found myself very much on board. I may even go back and watch Fast and Furious 6, 7 and 8.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2nd.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren
Official Synopsis for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.
But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.