The action film reunites Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious, with the pair teaming up to stop an worldwide terrorist known as Brixton. And it's natural too that this unlikely Fast character is played by 007 contender Idris Elba. The trailer above makes Hobbs and Shaw seem like a romantic-comedy first and action-adventure second, so the only acceptable ending is the Rock and Statham finally breaking the sexual tension (or at least giving a Predator-style handshake).
Though the absence of a proper Fast and Furious movie is going to leave a car-shaped hole in the summer blockbuster schedule, it's looking likely that the upcoming spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw will provide enough thrills to fill that gap. The first trailer showcased all kinds of improbable, physics-defying action and this new footage doubles down on that.
From left: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw".
In case you had any thought of subtlety or perhaps some semblance of leaving a bit on the table, "Hobbs & Shaw" is none of those things. Hobbs & Shaw takes place two years after The Fate of the Furious. The Crown's Vanessa Kirby has joined the cast as Hattie Shaw, Deckard's sister and MI6 agent. WWE star Roman Reigns is set to play Hobbs's brother.
But we are also very unhappy with Fast and Furious, be it spinoff or sequel, turning into movies about "human evolutionary change".
The Fast and Furious films started from humble beginnings in 2001 with a street racing gangster film directed by Rob Cohen.