Dwayne Johnson Reveals First Image From Hobbs and Shaw
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are bringing their shiny domes and their hardest stares to this new photo from the set of Hobbs and Shaw. Johnson shared the image on his always reliably revealing Instagram feed, where the two Fate of the Furious stars are locked into the world’s most aggressive stare contest in their spinoff adventure. Just in the past year we’ve seen Johnson hold the screen with a giant ape and a flying wolf, and we’ve seen Statham take on a prehistoric shark, so it’s no wonder each of them seems to be regarding the other as small potatoes.
There are a few reasons to be enthusiastic about Hobbs and Shaw. The first and most obvious are that Johnson and Statham stole every scene they were in together in the previous Fast and Furious installments. The second is the film is directed by Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2‘s David Leitch. The third is the script comes from Fast and Furious scribe Chris Morgan. And the fourth is the cast; which includes Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba.
The film will former Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) as he teams up with (we think) the military veteran turned ruthless mercenary Deckard Shaw (Statham) on a new adventure that will most certainly include a lot of punched faces and kicked groins. With this cast and a director in Leitch who knows his way around an incredible action sequence, it’s a good bet that Hobbs and Shaw will be a seriously fun ride.
When Statham spoke to Collider about The Meg, he teased a darker tale than you might be expecting for Hobbs and Shaw:
“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 [different world],” the actor said. “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, real, and f&$king hardcore.”
Hobbs and Shaw is set to drop kick its way into theaters on August 2, 2019.
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FIRST LOOK: HOBBS & SHAW. We either gonna get along or we gonna get it on. Fuck getting along ? Great first week of shooting our Fast & Furious spin-off, “HOBBS & SHAW” with my ace @jasonstatham. We’re havin’ a blast disrupting the norm to deliver something fresh, cool, fun and bad ass for the fans. #TheOutlawLawman #TheInternationalSpy #HobbsAndShaw SUMMER 2019 @universalpictures @davidmleitch ? @hhgarcia41
Featured image: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in ‘Hobbs and Shaw.’ Courtesy Dwayne Johnson/Universal Pictures.