Hobbs and Shaw release new character posters to celebrate the Super Bowl. The new action franchise will focus on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham facing Idris Elba’s super soldier.
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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.
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch directs from a script by Chris Morgan, the franchise’s screenwriting architect since Tokyo Drift.
Hobbs and Shaw will star Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, and Vanessa Kirby. The film will be the start of a new action franchise for Universal Pictures.
Hobbs & Shaw will speed into theaters on August 2, 2019.