Rowdy First Trailer for 'Fast & Furious' Spin-Off Movie 'Hobbs & Shaw'
"I'm what you call an ice cold can of whoop-ass." Universal has released the first official trailer for Hobbs & Shaw, the fun new Fast & Furious "spin-off" movie focusing on the characters in the title - Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham). The official full title for this is, of course, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw because studios can't spin-off a movie series without referencing the original title in the new title somewhere no matter how weird it is. In this sequel, lawman Hobbs and outcast Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Oh boy. The full cast also includes Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Joe Anoa'i, and Helen Mirren. The high tech side of this seems a bit cliche, but the rest of it looks pretty damn cool - especially Elba as the bad guy. This is definitely going to rock the summer big time.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for David Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw, direct from Universal's YouTube:
And here's the other 60-second Super Bowl TV spot for Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw, also from YouTube:
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015's Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Hobbs & Shaw is directed by former stuntman turned action filmmaker David Leitch, co-director of John Wick, and the director of Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 previously. The screenplay is written again by Chris Morgan. Universal Pictures will release Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw in theaters everywhere starting August 2nd, 2019 late this summer. First impression? Who's in?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Wow this looks silly. Cant wait.
Jon Odishaw on Feb 1, 2019
Didn't expect anything else from this. Which is not much either ...
shiboleth on Feb 1, 2019
Man this looks stupid.
THE_RAW_ on Feb 1, 2019
Yea...and infantile and silly and ridiculous. Not for grown mature men, that's for sure. But hey, if I was 10 or 11 or so I suppose I'd really dig this kind of stuff. Hate to see Idris Elba in this kind of tripe, but I'm sure he got a pretty good paycheck for it...at least I hope so.
thespiritbo on Feb 1, 2019
I am in, good vibe from it. Looks totally over the top
ari smulders on Feb 1, 2019
if this was in my film collection (unlikely), it would be next to The Meg (which i also don't own). not because it's Statham, but because it's silly, knows it is, and doesn't care. running down the side of buildings? Elba's character is called 'Brixton' - really?! three big action names with loads of charisma and i'll watch anything with Vanessa Kirby in it. over the top, disposable fun - the perfect in-flight movie.
son_et_lumiere on Feb 2, 2019
The film looks like a lot of stupid fun, but the music in the trailer makes my ears bleed.
El_MUERkO on Feb 3, 2019
This franchise hasn't offered anything new since about 5 movies ago but hey, when parents of 10 - 18 year olds keep giving them money to go see each new one they throw out there so they keep making a billion dollars, why wouldn't they keep making them? Actually if I'm being honest, the first one that Johnson appeared in (the 5th one I think) I think could make an genuine argument as the best one. I actually thought that one was fun.There were crazy stunts of course but it wasn't CGI crap-filled stunts. They were real. However since then, the stunts were dumb, (even when CGI wasn't used) and just too hard to swallow. But who knows, Johnson and Statham can be fun enough that this one could still work. Even if it is completely, check-your-brain-at-the-door type entertainment.
LightningB on Feb 3, 2019
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