'Hobbs and Shaw': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Dwayne Johnson starrer

After eight successful 'The Fast and Furious' installments, the franchise introduces a spinoff into the mix.


                            'Hobbs and Shaw': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Dwayne Johnson starrer

When 'The Fast and the Furious', one of 2001's many blockbusters, hit the screens, not many would have expected the franchise to present a string of successful sequels.  And now, it has introduced a slick spin-off titled, 'Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw.' As the name suggests, the movie places more emphasis on two characters who forged the most unlikely of alliances in 'The Fate of the Furious.'  This time, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) team up to stop a genetically modified baddie - Idris Elba aka Brixton.

The Formidable Foe: Idris Elba plays a genetically modified, bulletproof baddie. (IMDb)

Release:

The movie is slated to release on August 2, 2019.

Plot:

Much until the first trailer dropped, the only available plot point was the usual, two-former foes team up to stop someone much more diabolical. But as we watched the trailer, it is revealed that the villain is probably one of the coolest bad boys since Owen Shaw (Played by Luke Evans) from 'The Fast and the Furious 6.' He's fast, he's strong, plus he's bulletproof. Not to mention, he backs all these qualities with some serious attitude, 

It all starts with Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby, remember 'Mission: Impossible- Fallout'), a Government agent assigned to track down Brixton, and she realizes that her men cannot do it without some support. She goes on to ask Hobbs to help her out and also enlists Shaw to further beef up the team in order to take on Brixton.  How they manage to do this is what forms the crux of the movie.

'Hobbs and Shaw': An unlikely alliance. (IMDb)

Cast:

Dwayne Johnson reprises his role as the ultra-beefed up Luke Hobbs, while Statham plays Shaw, the former rogue MI6 agent.  Idris Elba shines as Brixton while Kirby, who is still probably best known for making Princess Margaret look cool in 'The Crown' and 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout', essays the role of Hattie Shaw.

Director/Writer: 

Even though it was Shane Black who looked keen in directing 'Hobbs and Shaw,' It was David Leitch who was later roped in to helm the project.  His previous assignments include, 'John Wick,' 'Atomic Blonde', and 'Deadpool 2.'

Trailer:

Some details right off the bat, Brixton appears to be near damn invincible and Elba has also gone on to state that he is probably one of the most formidable antagonists that the franchise has seen.  The scene then shifts to Hattie,  who recruits Hobbs and Shaw to take him down. What follows are some intense action sequences and some thigh-slapping comic exchanges between the two characters.

The highlight though is the epic and funny-at-the-same-time skyscraper scene, where Brixton, runs down the side of the building, (Well, we already told you that he's genetically modified) while Hobbs and Shaw squabble all the way down.

Teaser:



 

 

While the teaser might not reveal too much, it does set the tone for what fans can expect from the spinoff.  And an announcement that the new trailer is just three days away.

Watch this space for more updates on 'Hobbs and Shaw.'