Before an official ninth “Fast and Furious” film comes along, we’re getting the franchise’s first spin-off film with the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-led “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”.
Now the first color publicity still from the film has been released at EW along with some quotes from Johnson who wants to reassure fans this will remain very loyal to the tone and spirit of the ‘Furious’ franchise:
“There’s going to be some big, ‘Oh, holy sh‑‑, I did not see that coming’ moments,”…. [but also] honor, a ride-or-die spirit, and above all else, family comes before anything. So I do think we delivered on that. Again, it was very, very important to us. Because this is now four Fast movies that I’ve done, so I understand the power of that, because it’s ingrained in my DNA.”
Johnson says his Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw characters face less explosive set pieces this time out, rather their motives are more driven by personal reasons. He also says Idris Elba’s villain is: “the baddest villain the franchise has ever seen”
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” opens August 2nd.