Last year saw the “Fast & Furious” franchise’s big, bald, and buff duo of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) team up for their own spin-off movie. “Hobbs & Shaw” marked the first spin-off in the long-running “Fast Saga,” and to no one’s surprised proved to be a massive success grossing $759 million worldwide. After attaining both critical and commercial success, a ”Hobbs & Shaw” sequel was inevitable, and now, one of the actors involved has an update on the project.
During an Instagram Live Q&A, Dwayne Johnson revealed that “Hobbs & Shaw 2” is currently in development. While Johnson didn’t say much about the project, he did make the following statement:
“We are developing now the next film, the next [Hobbs & Shaw] movie, and I’m pretty excited about it. Just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go.”
While Statham and Johnson were able to take down Idris Elba’s Brixton by the end of the first film, the mysterious figure who employed Brixton still looms large. Whatever the creative team behind the “Hobbs & Shaw” films come up with, you can be sure that it will include this mystery villain. Director David Leitch has talked about wanting to incorporate Keanu Reeves into the series in some capacity. Perhaps this unknown puppet master is the perfect way to do so.
Aside from an unknown villain, “Hobbs & Shaw” featured several post-credits scenes that, according to The Rock, supposedly teased the future of the franchise. Ryan Reynolds’ Locke calls up Luke Hobbs to inform him about a new deadly virus, and both Deckard and Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) Shaw break their mother, Magdalene (Helen Mirren), out of prison. One can only speculate as to how those post-credits scenes will tie into the sequel. Meanwhile, “Fast Fans” will, unfortunately, have to wait another year to get back in the driver’s seat of the “Fast Saga” due to the delay of “F9” following the COVID-19 outbreak.
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