Whether you’re a fan of the Fast & Furious franchise or not, the series has grossed over $3.9 billion at the worldwide box office, so it should come as no surprise that Universal Pictures greenlit two more Fast & Furious sequels, set to hit theatres in 2020 and 2021.
In addition to the two unnamed sequels, a Hobbs & Shaw spin-off, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, was also planned and began shooting today. At this point, all we know is that Johnson and Statham are on board and will reprise their roles from the Fast & Furious series. Word is both Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby are also on board, but not much else has been said.
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DAY 1 and the evolution has officially begun. Long awaited Fast & Furious spin-off movie, #HobbsAndShaw is electric. My partner in heavy crime & fun @jasonstatham is lookin’ like $1million bucks and holdin’ it all down. Our visionary & bad ass director @davidmleitch (just directed Deadpool2) at the helm and ready to evolve the franchise in exciting and fresh new ways. And as always, our @sevenbucksprod president @hhgarcia41 capturing the dopest images thru his lens. Keep crushing on that set boys… the man known as “HOBBS” will touch down in London in two weeks. Pancakes, tequila and ass kickin’s on me. #Day1 #TheEvolution #HobbsAndShaw
Fresh off directing Deadpool 2, David Leitch was brought on board to bring Chris Morgan’s Hobbs and Shaw screenplay to life! With films like John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Atomic Blonde under his belt, we’re confident that Leitch is the right man for the job and can’t wait to see what he has planned.
Hobbs and Shaw crashes in theatres on August 2, 2019.