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Hobbs & Shaw and Fast & Furious 9 news! Titles! Cast! Images!

December 23rd, 2018 by Marc Comments

The Hobbs and Shaw Fast & Furious spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Stathem has been given an official title, a few new images and reassurance that this does not end Johnson’s participation in the main series.

The movie’s full title is Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Nice.

On top of this we get two new images of Johnson and Statham looking mean (above and below).

Speaking to EW, writer of Hobbs and Shaw and a writer on the main series two, Chris Morgan said that the spin-off, as the title suggests (the ‘presents’ part), is the beginning of an expanision to the F&F world: “The goal for Universal has been . . . when we were going to try to expand the universe, the Fast world. There’re a lot of stories. We’ve been working on these films for so long that inevitably, you’re thinking about, “Well, what’s next?”, or, “What is this character’s story?” We all became intrigued with that. What are the stories between the main line films? What do the characters do between movies? We have so many alpha characters, male and female, in the Fast franchise that whatever they’re doing privately is also super interesting.

“It got to a point where we said, “We think now’s the time. We’d like to expand the world, we have several stories.” It just felt natural for Dwayne [Johnson] and Jason [Statham], just from the kind of repartee we got going between them in the last one. So we’re making a conscious choice about putting the best we have into making this franchise as strong as Fast and work just like Fast, and it’s 100 percent within the universe and timeline of our Fast films. We’re interweaving the character stories and where we ended up going.”

Asked if Johnson will return to the main movies, he adds: “Yeah. I think we’re going to find the natural temperament for it; if I put my brain out there and think, “Where are we years in the future, and where do these characters go,” of course they interweave, of course!”

In related news, we hear that with filming set to begin in April on Fast and Furious 9, Universal has gotten Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson back on board.

Good couple of years coming for fans of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez and Idris Elba and will hit theaters August 2, 2019. opens in the US and UK on August 2.

Fast and Furious 9 is set for an April 10, 2020.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….