Universal Studios have released a new trailer for Hobbs and Shaw, the first spin-off of their highly successful Fast & Furious franchise.
I’ve been a fan of the Fast & Furious since the beginning, and for me the spin-off is exactly what was needed, as a little palette cleanser before the next huge Fast outing.
The trailer has exploding cars, nitrous, high-octane action, Samoan Haka dance—it’s insane from the word go, whilst also keeping the message of family, something that’s been at the core of these films since the beginning.
Having Luke Hobbs (The Rock) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) fighting side by side instead of with each other will be an interesting dynamic to watch unfold, especially with them going up against Idris Elba’s super-enhanced villain Brixton.
Check out the trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis for 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 and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.
Hobbs and Shaw hits screens August 2, 2019.