A brand new trailer for Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw has landed, and shows off so much new footage you’ll think you’ve seen half the the movie. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, the first ever spin-off from the blockbuster franchise set up is a mismatched buddy movie that leans heavily into the charisma of its bickering leads.
At this stage, I’m not sure this movie needs any further selling, we have big set pieces, a duo that might kill each other before they get to save the world, and Idris Elba in a superpowered combat suit. I’m on board, I’ve packed my bags, I’ve taken time off work, the flights have been booked. Also starring Cliff Curtis, Roman Reigns, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza Gonzalez, and Eddie Marsan, Hobbs & Shaw rocks up in cinemas on August 2.
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.