Since he was introduced to audiences in the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, Universal has been eyeing a spinoff for Dwayne Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs for years now and due to the reaction of his chemistry with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, particularly in the last installment Fate of the Furious (number eight), has caused the studio to pull the trigger and create this spinoff that’ll see the two of them team up somehow. Actual plot details are vague at the moment but we do know that Chris Morgan, who has been on board the franchise since the Tokyo Drift entry, is penning the script. It was confirmed back in April that Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch would be helming the spinoff.
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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸
The confirmation of Roman’s casting also states that he’ll be playing the role of Hobbs’ brother in the film. Roman has been taking time out of the WWE ring since the end of October 2018 after announcing that he is suffering from Leukaemia.
Hobbs And Shaw is scheduled for cinematic release on the 26th July 2019.