UPDATE: Check out the first look at IDRIS ELBA as villain ‘Brixton’!
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The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. Excited to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on @therock and @jasonstatham in #HobbsAndShaw as one of the most badass villains the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen! Feels amazing to be working with @therock and @jasonstatham and to be joining the Fast & Furious family. Coming SUMMER 2019 👊🏾💥 #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser #BadMan @universalpictures @davidmleitch 📸 @hhgarcia41
UPDATE: Director David Leitch revealed that production has officially started (via Instagram):
Star Jason Statham also shared a first day photo on the set:
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Day 1 on “Hobbs & Shaw” movie. Getting the instructions from an old pal and the Director of our film @davidmleitch. Massive respect to you Dave for the incredible vision and scope you have planned for this movie. There are big things to come! The other big thing to come will be arriving imminently, that’s if he can peel himself away from his stack of pancakes. My partner in crime on this one, the colossal and world wide loved and respected @therock Just warming things up for you brother! See you on British soil soon. #HobbsAndShaw @universalpictures
UPDATE: Jason Statham recently sat down with Collider and spoke a bit about ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ and what director David Leitch will bring to the table:
“I think Dave Leitch’s taste is a little more grounded and a little darker. If you see Atomic Blonde, and it is just superb, his taste is definitely in a world that is sort of how you described it. I think he’s looking to do something that doesn’t look exactly like a Fast movie. Although it’s the Fast characters, he’s trying to do his own thing with it and give it a real sense of credibility. I think Dave is going to get this one gritty, and real, and fucking hardcore.”
Read more on what Statham has to say about the film over at COLLIDER.
UPDATE: A villain has been found for ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ in veteran actor IDRIS ELBA (Thor: Ragnarok)!
‘The Rock’ welcomes Elba to the ‘Fast’ family via Instagram:
He’s bad, but I’m dangerous 😈 Welcome my brotha @idriselba with tattooed and open arms to our #HobbsAndShaw Fast & Furious spin-off movie. For years we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to work together and this film is the perfect one. Every great hero needs an even greater villain. Cue the music… I’ve been waiting… let’s dance. #IdrisElba #BringIt #HobbsAndShaw
In addition to Elba, actress VANESSA KIRBY (Mission Impossible: Fallout) has also been cast as MI5 agent and sister of Statham’s ‘Shaw’.
There is no plot details at the moment so stay tuned.
UPDATE: DAVID LEITCH (Deadpool 2, John Wick) is officially confirmed to direct the ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ spin-off. Get ready, buckle up, and prepare for some insane action!
The film is set to hit theaters on August 2nd, 2019.
UPDATE: ‘John Wick’s DAVID LEITCH (Deadpool 2) is in early talks to helm the upcoming ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ spin-off!
Combining the action style of ‘Wick’ with the electric chemistry of action superstars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham seems like a match made in heaven.
Stay tuned for confirmation.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: A release date has officially been set for the untitled spin-off for July 26, 2019! This will push the release date for ‘Fast & Furious 9’ to April 10, 2020.
Production on the spin-off is slated to start in Summer 2018 once Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s busy schedule is cleared. A search for a director will start once the script is completed.
Stay tuned for more details.
After the record shattering box office opening weekend of ‘The Fate And The Furious’ last weekend with DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON and JASON STATHAM arguably the highlight of the film, Universal Pictures is reportedly moving forward with a SPIN-OFF for the duo!
Series writer CHRIS MORGAN will pen the script that will see Johnson’s ‘Luke Hobbs’ forming an unlikely partnership with Statham’s ‘Decker Shaw’.
The plan is to put this project on the fast track for release even before ‘Fast 9’. Look out for CHARLIZE THERON’s potential involvement with the spin-off as well to reprise her role as ‘Cipher’.