It looks like Dwayne Johnson’s Fast and Furious spinoff – frequently referred to as Hobbs & Shaw – has taken some important steps towards production. A new report suggests that David Leitch (Deadpool 2) is tapped to direct, a precise date has been set for the first day of shooting, and that three destinations have already been locked in for filming locations.
With Johnson’s law enforcement agent Luke Hobbs instantly becoming a fan favorite when he first appeared in Fast Five, it was no surprise that his role was expanded upon in all future entries in the action-packed franchise. This was especially obvious in the most recent entry, The Fate of the Furious. There was plenty of noise regarding the spinoff potential of the character, focusing on Hobbs working away from the team headed up by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). With Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw becoming part of that family, after making up for his bad-guy duties on Furious 7, the pairing of the two action-stars in a separate movie seemed like a no-brainer. Leitch was linked with the project and a start date for filming was reportedly set for sometime in September of this year.
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