Dwayne Johnson made some waves when he announced a spinoff to the Fast and Furious franchise that would focus on his one time villian/now hero, Luke Hobbs. I’ve felt it should move in a different direction, particularly with Paul Walker’s passing. The series could have ended at Fast Five, but we needed that little bit of closure to connect the fates of Han (Sung Kang) and Gisele (Gal Gadot). Then again, without those sequels, we wouldn’t have Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is looking good so far, thanks to director David Leitch, who was responsible for both Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde. These, along with what he’s done with the John Wick films alongside director Chad Stahelski, make him a good fit for this new storyline. The film also showcases Mission Impossible Fallout’s Vanessa Kirby Idris Elba (fresh off a new season of Luther) as their villain.
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is set for a release this summer.