Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason "Bald Eagle" Statham is bound to get a sequel, right? I mean after scoring over $750 million at the worldwide box-office on a budget of $200 some-odd million, Hobbs & Shaw Meets Frankenstein (or whatever) has got to be a sure thing, right? Well, today we have an update on a possible Hobbs and Shaw 2 from producer Hiram Garcia who says that there have been a lot of great conversations regarding bringing the big bald bad boys back to the big screen.
Specifically, Garcia says this.
"We are having conversations, we were so happy with how it did. The studio was extremely happy and there's been a lot of great conversations just about seeing where things layout. Obviously [Fast & Furious 9] is on its way. That's going to do great things. Taking some bits from that, 'cause it's all a shared universe and it's all in the works."
Truth be told by this point in time, I am much more interested in seeing Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham return in Hobbs & Shaw 2 than I am seeing all 500 current cast members return for 9 Fast 9 Furious or any further The Fast and the Furious main franchise films. Call me all Diesel'd out.
For the sake of informing all your moms and boring uncles out there, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw tells the tale of hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwyane Johnson) and lawless operative Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) who must put aside their past differences and work together to prevent Idris Elba's seemingly indestructible character from destroying humanity. But it isn't going to be as easy as driving flashy cars really fast this time.
Oh, no. You see Elba's Brixton Lorr is a cybernetically enhanced soldier who possesses superhuman strength, a brilliant mind and a lethal pathogen that could wipe out half of the world's population. So, yeah, the stakes are a bit higher in Hobbs and Shaw than they were in say, John Singelton's 2 Fast 2 Furious where a ginger drug dealer with a hungry pet rat was the worst of the heroes' troubles.
Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde director David Leitch took the helm of Hobbs and Shaw from a screenplay that was penned by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce from a story dreamt up by Morgan. On top of starring in this The Fast & the Furious spin-off, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham also produced the film along with screenwriter Chris Morgan and the above-mentioned Hiram Garcia.
Johnson and Statham's co-stars included Idris Elba as Brixton Lore, Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, Eiza González as Margarita, Cliff Curtis as Jonah Hobbs, Eddie Marsan as Professor Andreiko, and Helen Mirren as Magdalene "Queenie" Shaw. Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart make uncredited appearances. Universal Pictures unleashed Hobbs & Shaw into a theater near you back on August 2, 2019. This story comes to us from an interview that producer Hiram Garcia recently held with ComicBook.com.