If you’re a fan of action packed movies, you’ll absolutely fall hard for this adventurous movie “Hobbs & Shaw.”
For those who haven’t heard about “Hobbs & Shaw,” it’s a spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise. Did it ring a bell? Fast & Furious is a popular movie series that involves high-end racing cars.
When the first sequel of Hobbs & Shaw was released, it became an instant hit and grossed more than $755 million globally, and received many notable acclaims.
However, the fans are anxious about the next sequel since the original came out in 2019, and it’s been a little over two years already, and we haven’t gotten any solid details, but we do know that a sequel is happening.
Producer of Hobbs & Shaw, Hiram Garcia ascertained along with actor Dwayne Johnson that the upcoming sequel is in the developing phase. So, finally, the question arises, when can the fans expect to see this highly anticipated adventure flick?
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming sequel:
What is Hobbs & Shaw about?
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is an American action movie helmed by David Leitch and jotted down by Chris Morgan along with Drew Pearce, from a book by Morgan. Hobbs & Shaw is a spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise that takes place after the exhibitions of the 2017 film “The Fate of the Furious.” It stars Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw alongside Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba,Cliff Curtis, Eiza González, and Helen Mirren. The story revolves around the odd pairing of the duo as they work together with Shaw’s younger sister ( played by Vanessa Kirby) to fight a programmed terrorist (played by Idris Elba), endangering the planet with a fatal infection.
When would Hobbs & Shaw 2 hit the theatres?
Unfortunately, there is no release date available, although the upcoming sequel has been in discussions for quite a long time, and till now, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Due to the pandemic, things got delayed, and it greatly affected the production of the forthcoming sequel.
According to actor Dwayne Johnson, “everybody involved with the project is getting started. Just gotta figure out the creative right now and the direction we’re going to go.”
However, it is expected that the movie will arrive by 2022 at the earliest though filming is yet to kick off.
Kelly McCormick, who’s one of the producers, said, ”Everybody’s really busy on that particular franchise. I mean, who’s busier than Dwayne Johnson?”
She further added, “And, he’s critical to the project. We’re just waiting to hear, to be honest. I think it’s something that would be awesome to continue, but I think everybody’s just been so busy working on projects in the COVID of it all, that we’re still waiting to hear… There’s a lot of excitement to try to make something.”
Why is Hobbs & Shaw 2 taking so long?
In April 2020, series producer Hiram Garcia and star Dwayne Johnson provided some updates on Hobbs & Shaw 2.
With Johnson stating that mainstay Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan will pen the sequel, and that “Seven Bucks Productions will produce again” (via Instagram). After several months of relative silence, Fast & Furious producer Kelly McCormick stated, “the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other interfering projects were keeping Hobbs & Shaw on hold” (via Collider).
In August 2021, producer Hiram Garcia confirmed that Dwayne Johnson will not return to the main Fast & Furious franchise. They had a few personal differences with some of his co-stars. But that, fortunately, wouldn’t “in any way interfere with our Hobbs plans”.
With Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw returning for F9’s post-credits scene, fans can rest assured that Hobbs & Shaw 2’s main stars are still on board despite the delays that resulted from the pandemic and Dwayne Johnson’s departure from the main Fast & Furious movies.
Hobbs & Shaw 2: The Cast and Crew
The official cast lineup is not confirmed but we’d expect to see all the major cast in the upcoming movie.
It’s unimaginable for the franchise to move forward without fans favorite duo Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the upcoming sequel, as their appearance in the 2019 original film has left such a huge impact. It’s obvious for these two muscular stars, and the main characters will return in the upcoming Hobbs & Shaw 2 as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. Joining them are Helen Mirren, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, Idris Elba and Eiza Gonzalez.
(Updated August 2022)
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
- Idris Elba as Brixton Lore
- Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw
- Eiza González as Margarita / Madame M
- Cliff Curtis as Jonah Hobbs
- Helen Mirren as Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw
- Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoa’i as Mateo Hobbs
- Eddie Marsan as Professor Andreiko
- Eliana Su’a as Sam Hobbs, Luke’s daughter
- John Tui as Kal Hobbs, Luke’s brother
- Josh Mauga as Timo Hobbs, Luke’s brother.
Hobbs and Shaw 2 plot: What can the story be?
As of now, plot details are kept secret, but there are some hints on what to expect or predict from the sequel. Hobbs & Shaw 2 will likely shift its focus towards a sci-fi film, with the introduction of Idris Elba in the original film making things clearer for the upcoming sequel to make a new turn.
Apart from that, speculations wouldn’t make any sense unless we hear it from the filmmakers or any of the cast. Nevertheless, Dwayne Johnson revealed that in the sequel, there would be surprises from the characters.
Hiram Garcia also teases that the sequel is going to be a “great story.”
He continued, “We 100% want to do our part: continue to tell that story, ride with Hobbs. He’s always connected to those guys, and the way those things intertwine, we’re going to have to find out, but we’re full steam ahead on that; we’ve got a great story, a big fun story. I’m real excited where it’s going but we’ll continue to push along. We know fans wanted it, that first one, was received really well, and so that’s what we needed to know, that the fans wanted more, so we’re going to deliver it.”
As of now, the trailer for Hobbs & Shaw 2 hasn’t been revealed yet. Fans need to wait a little longer for that but actor Dwayne Johnson did say this regarding the sequel:
“So when it comes to Hobbs & Shaw, which we loved making that movie, there’s an idea that I had that I called Donna Langley, called our writer Chris Morgan, our producer Hiram Garcia. And I said, ‘I have this idea and this direction for Hobbs.’ And I pitched it and they all loved it. It would be the antithesis of what Fast and Furious movies generally are in that they continue to go on and go on and go on. In this case, I still want to do the quintessential Hobbs movie. That, without giving it away, you watch a man walk off into the sunset. Donna loved it and they’ve been wonderful partners at Universal, but I said, ’You know, we have an opportunity here, I think to go against the grain and let’s disrupt things a little bit, and let’s create a movie within the Fast and Furious world that is unexpected, that I think people will go, ‘Oh man, like, wow, thank you for that.’”
So is the sequel coming soon? Where can you watch it?
It’s been reported that the movie will have a limited theatrical premiere on November 5, 2022, before landing on Netflix on November 12, 2022.
Stay tuned for more new updates on Hobbs & Shaw 2!