'Hobbs and Shaw': Dwayne Johnson calls Jason Statham an 'asshole' with a 'tiny' brain
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is clearly looking forward to the release of his upcoming film with Jason Statham. 'Hobbs and Shaw', a spin-off of the 'Fast and Furious' series, is out August 2 and Johnson shared a car chase scene from the film and called out Statham's poor choice of automobiles.
The seconds-long clip — which was possibly taken from the trailer released in February — is packed with action and split screen shots typical to the 'Fast and Furious' franchise. Statham is seen riding a stylish European car under a truck. Another shot shows a huge vehicle crashing through multiple other cars on its way.
Johnson, who plays federal agent Lucas Hobbs, called out his co-star Jason Statham, who plays the role of Deckard Shaw, for liking 'tiny cars' that are just 'like his brain' and endearingly called him an 'asshole'.
Johnson captioned the clip: "My asshole partner @jasonstatham likes European exotic sports cars that are tiny ~ like his brain. I prefer big boy American toys that straight up wreck shit ~ because I enjoy being subtle. This biggest showdown of the summer hits AUGUST 2nd. #HobbsAndShaw @sevenbucksprod."
The trailer of the film established the great camaraderie between Johnson and Statham's characters as both could be seen jokingly insulting each other. Even though the two of them are on the same side now and are hired to capture Brixton Lore — played by Idris Alba — they just can't get along and be nice. They enjoy addressing each other as 'assholes' and this has everything to do with how they met for the first time in 'Fast and Furious' films.
The film is slated to release on August 2 and stars Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren and Roman Reigns in supporting roles. The film is set two years after 'The Fate of the Furious'. 'Hobbs and Shaw' is written by Chris Morgan and helmed by David Leitch.