Although he wasn’t launched to the Fast and the Furious movie sequence till 2011’s Fast Five, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Luke Hobbs has turn into one of many franchise’s hottest characters, a lot in order that he is branching off from the primary narrative subsequent 12 months. After first clashing in Furious 7 after which preventing once more earlier than hesitantly becoming a member of forces in The Fate of the Furious, Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw are teaming up for the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff, however do not assume that this implies the brand new film will really feel like a standard Fast and the Furious story. As director David Leitch identified, Hobbs and Shaw come from totally different “worlds” than many of the different Fast and the Furious protagonists, which permits for his or her film to really feel totally different than the earlier entries. Leitch defined:
What began out as some motion pictures about avenue racing and pulling off elaborate heists has morphed over the past decade right into a franchise that sees its heroes incessantly saving the world, however there’s nonetheless the give attention to automobiles and pulling off loopy maneuvers in them. From what David Leitch informed CinemaBlend’s personal Eric Eisenberg, whereas Hobbs & Shaw will really feel like simply as a lot of a spectacle because the latest Fast and the Furious motion pictures, it’s going to have extra of a spy bent to it, which is smart. After all, for years Luke Hobbs was an agent for the United States Diplomatic Security Service, whereas Deckard Shaw was an murderer for the United Kingdom Special Forces. If you are going to make a film centered round these two, it might be silly to not capitalize on their backgrounds as authorities operatives.
While Luke Hobbs remained with the DSS till the occasions of The Fate of the Furious, Deckard Shaw focused him and the opposite Fast and the Furious protagonists after his brother, Owen, was critically injured on the finish of Fast & Furious 6, resulting in Deckard being one among Furious 7‘s important villains. Deckard was recruited to cease Cipher in The Fate of the Furious, and regardless that this was the person who killed Han, he was welcomed as a part of the workforce by the tip of the film. It hasn’t been revealed but what’s in retailer for Hobbs and Shaw of their spinoff film, however there are two issues we will stay up for: the duo could have the identical amusing rapport they’d within the earlier motion pictures, and the story will not really feel like simply one other normal Fast and the Furious installment.
Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2, 2019, and we right here at CinemaBlend will convey you all the most recent updates on the spinoff as they arrive in. For now, remember to look by our 2018 launch schedule to you’ll be able to plan silver display screen experiences this 12 months accordingly.