The Fast and The Furious franchise gave car enthusiasts all around the world a car culture mega-hit that is still growing today. The latest addition to the franchise is the upcoming Hobbs & Shaw film, set to follow additional characters from the original films.
The fact that Universal is able to create an entire spin off franchise on characters created from the Fast and Furious universe, just goes to show the staying power of the “Furious” franchise.
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
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 (The Crown’s 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 blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London, from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa. Hold on as we’re about to embark on a wild ride.