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
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
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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