As if you needed reminding how both beautiful and badass the cast of Hobbs & Shaw is, new character posters have just been released which really get the point across. In them, we see stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham (who are of course reprising their roles as Hobbs and Shaw, respectively), along with Vanessa Kirby as Shaw’s sister Hattie, and Idris Elba as the villain known as Brixton. Everyone looks super sharp, maybe even especially Kirby and Elba, although everyone is working that lewk.
Universal Picture’s Fast & Furious spinoff seems like a lot of bonkers fun, smartly taking advantage of the chemistry between Johnson and Statham’s characters and augmenting it into what could be a perfect summer action flick. As Adam Chitwood describes in our article on the first trailer for the film: “Officially titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the film finds the titular characters forced to team up in what’s been described as a buddy cop movie with a tone reminiscent of Lethal Weapon and Tango & Cash. Universal tapped Deadpool 2 director and John Wick co-director David Leitch to take the helm,” with Chris Morgan (the architect of the franchise) writing the script.
The film also stars Helen Mirren and is produced by Chris Morgan, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Hiram Garcia. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2nd. Check out the character posters below:
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in 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.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Kelly McCormick, Dany Garcia, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.