The first trailer for the action-packed Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw has arrived and it features many things to get excited about — including a star-studded cast.
Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson reprises his role of Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham returns as ex-MI6 agent Deckard Shaw and Idris Elba plays a villain named Brixton.
The trailer for the spinoff of the popular franchise features many expensive cars, explosions, fighting and Elba stating that he’s the “bad guy.”
“I’m dealing with the future of the planet. I’m the necessary shock to the system. I am human evolutionary change — bulletproof, superhuman,” Elba’s character says.
Johnson tweeted that Hobbs & Shaw will feature “the biggest showdown the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen.”
“I’m what ya call a nice cold can of whup ass” ~ Luke Hobbs
Get ready for our worldwide @HobbsAndShaw trailer debut on FRIDAY. #JasonStatham @IdrisElba & the kid stir up trouble & fun in the biggest showdown the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen. #HobbsAndShaw #Boots2Asses,” Johnson tweeted.
The ninth film in the franchise follows The Fate of the Furious.
In September 2017, Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for delaying production on Fast and Furious 9. Gibson called his co-star “selfish” and said that he is “focused on furthering his own self-interest.”
Gibson has since deleted the Instagram post in which he insisted Johnson should “call him” because he “doesn’t do email.”
Gibson, who stars as Roman in the franchise, took to Instagram to write: “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family……we don’t fly solo.”
#TheRock better answer #Tyrese's texts ????
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#Tyrese is still trying to get #DwayneJohnson to hear him out but it looks like Dwayne still has him on read ?
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In November 2017, Gibson criticized Johnson again and threatened to drop out of the next Fast and Furious film if he had to share credits with the WWE star.
“I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne [sic] is in ‘Fast 9’, there will no more Roman Pierce,” he captioned a photo of himself, Johnson and Diesel on Instagram. “You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours. Close your eyes dude you’re a ‘Clown’.”
Gibson also addressed the spinoff movie with Johnson and Statham. “Spin-off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ,” he wrote before addressing the Instagram photo. “Pause, notice who has got his arms around my shoulder and who is standing alone.
Hello world………. hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe…….. I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a “Clown”…… #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one…. Men on integrity… my real ones out here stand UP…… folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ…… pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone – #OurChildrenMatter
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Johnson took to social media to defend the spin-off. “Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz,” he wrote. “Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.”
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neal Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
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Hobbs & Shaw hits theatres on Aug. 2.
Watch the trailer in the video above.
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