Fans loved the team-up of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw in The Fate of The Furious and now both are ready to star in their own spinoff film, Hobbs and Shaw. The film has reportedly started filming in London.
This comes via an Instagram post by Johnson that confirms the beginning of the production of the film, although the picture doesn’t feature him. It shows Statham in front of a sleek car along with the director David Leitch. Here’s what he wrote in the post:
“DAY 1 and the evolution has officially begun. Long awaited Fast & Furious spin-off movie, [Hobbs and Shaw] is electric. My partner in heavy crime & fun [Jason Statham] is lookin’ like $1 million bucks and holdin’ it all down. Our visionary and bad ass director [David Leitch] (just directed Deadpool 2) at the helm and ready to evolve the franchise in exciting and fresh new ways.”
As many fans would know, Johnson is currently in Hawaii filming for Disney‘s Jungle Cruise alongside actress Emily Blunt. He’d be joining Statham on the sets of Hobbs and Shaw in a couple of weeks. The actor and producer wrote the following:
“The man known as ‘HOBBS’ will touch down in London in two weeks. Pancakes, tequila and a** kickin’s on me.”
Earlier Director David Leitch also took to Instagram, just after Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers made an epic comeback against the rival Chicago Bears.
“Week 1 Hobbs & Shaw and Packers football life is good.”
We don’t know the plot of the film yet but it is slated to hit the theaters on August 2nd next year. Fast & Furious 9 will reportedly begin filming next year.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
Fate of the Furious is now on Digital and Blu-ray.