“Hobbs & Shaw” — release date, cast, trailers

Hobbs & Shaw dir. David Leitch 2019

Hobbs & Shaw” will see Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson team up without the backing of the usual Fast and Furious crew.

The Fast and the Furious franchise evolved in a way that very few expected. It began its origins with a restrained - only by comparison - first effort, The Fast and the Furious in 2001. This continued throughout the additional output, with things arguably changing for the better with 2011’s Fast Five. The heist movie ramped up the action spectacle, broadened the franchise's appeal and ushered in the likes of Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs. Since then, the series has grown to dominate the box-office and amplify the thrills to unprecedented levels.

It’s hard to think of a franchise quite as explosive as this one. The creators understand what the audience wants from such a series and are perfectly happy to disqualify logic to give them exactly what they want. It’s escapist cinema at its most ludicrously entertaining; eight films in and the fanbase are still yearning for more. With Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, we’ll see the franchise branch out to serve that demand.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have an interesting history with the series. Although initially conflicting, the chemistry between the two has arguably always been there. Both are charismatic performers and have certainly earned their own spin-off. So, here’s what we know about Hobbs & Shaw so far:

Hobbs & Shaw Cast:

Dwayne Johnson - Luke Hobbs

Eiza González - Madam M

Vanessa Kirby - Hattie Shaw

Idris Elba - Brixton

Jason Statham - Deckard Shaw

Eddie Marsan - (unknown)

Teresa Mahoney - Lady in Rain

Cliff Curtis - (unknown)

Joe Anoa'i - (unknown)

Stephanie Vogt - (unknown)

John Tui - (unknown)

Viktorija Faith - Russian Plane Passenger

Michel Alexandre Gonzalez - Hairdresser

Tim Connolly - Cocky Merc

Ruth Horrocks - City Woman

Hobbs & Shaw Crew:

Director: David Leitch

Writer: Chris Morgan

Characters: Gary Scott Thompson

Cinematography: Jonathan Sela

Production Design: David Scheunemann

Producers: 

Kathy Chasen-Hay - Associate Producer

Steven Chasman - Executive Producer

Ainsley Davies - Executive Producer

Dany Garcia - Executive Producer

Hiram Garcia - Producer

Viet Luu - Associate Producer

Kelly McCormick - Executive Producer

Chris Morgan - Producer

Neal H. Moritz - Producer

Ethan Smith - Executive Producer

Release Details: 

Where to watch: Theatrical release

When to watch: Augst 2, 2019

Synopsis: "Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity."

Hobbs & Shaw is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019 so be sure to check in as more details surface. 

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