Folks, it’s time to take a break from your problems and enjoy some quality butt-kicking courtesy of Hobbs and Shaw. Be entertained as they go to war with Idris Elba’s “cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist” Brixton while he attempts to unleash a deadly virus on the world while trying to save Shaw’s sister. Of course, this results in an action-packed, globe-trotting adventure that looks like nothing but over the top fun.
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
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 & Shaw blasts into theaters on August 2nd, 2019. You have plenty of time stock up on protein shakes.