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Geekery: First ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ – Fights, Cars, & Bad Jokes

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Feb 2 2019


The team up movie Fast & Furious fans have been asking for is a reality – with John Wick‘s David Leitch at the helm with a script is penned by Fast & Furious veteran Chris Morgan. Check out the first Hobbs & Shaw trailer…

I’m hoping for Fast & Furious crazy with some tight fight choreography and stupid, action movie humor. Good, solid big screen summer fun.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their characters from the F&F movies; they are joined by Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, and Eddie Marsan. Morgan’s story – he’s written 6 movies for the franchise – sounds like a perfect fit for the universe…

Ever since hulking lawman 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. Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.

Hobbs and Shaw arrives in theaters on August 2.

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