The latest Hoobs and Shaw promotional still shared by The Rock on Instgram has him striking a pose with co-stars Jason Statham and Idris Elba. The Fast and Furious spin-off is coming in August.
Most of us would like to see the Fast and Furious spin-off starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba, more than Fast and Furious 9. Hobbs and Shaw is currently in production with Deadpool 2-John Wick director David Leitch handling directorial duties.
The Rock, who is also serving a producer for the Universal Pictures movie, took to Instagram recently to share a promotional still featuring the leading men from both sides. Jason Statham, The Rock, and Idris Elba strike a pose in the foreground while a bunch of badass SUVs occupy the background. (Is it just me or does Elba’s suit look like it was borrowed from the costume department of X-Men: The Last Stand?)
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Jason Statham and The Rock reprise their roles as Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs from the main saga. Idris Elba will be seen in the role of the chief baddie – Brixton. As The Rock and Statham have emphasized before through their social media profiles, the antagonist is being touted as the most fearsome one in the series. Vanessa Kirby from Mission: Impossible – Fallout is joining the team as Shaw’s sister. No cameos from the main saga actors have been announced yet.
The spin-off has also been bestowed with a longer official title – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. That’s quite a mouthful if you ask us. However, the new title will help in establishing the movie as a part of the larger Fast and Furious universe – a connection which the buddy cop action movie will need in the international markets where F&F has immense brand value and recognition.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2, 2019.