Black Superman meet your Samoan Kryptonite. While Idris Elba’s super-strong bad guy dominated the last trailer for the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham get plenty of hero moments in the just-released final teaser before the movie’s Aug. 2 release date. But even the sturdy Rock and agile Statham appear unprepared for the force of nature that is Vanessa Kirby. The actress plays Deckard Shaw’s sister Hattie, and she makes a big impression on family frenemy, Luke Hobbs. “Your sister is one of the toughest, baddest, most capable women I’ve ever encountered,” the U.S. strongman tells the British mercenary, who doesn’t seem too thrilled with the idea of gaining a brother-in-law. (Watch the trailer above.)
Or maybe Shaw is just annoyed because there’s not a lot of time for romance. After all, the unlikely trio of Deckard, Hattie and Luke are busy trying to stop next-gen villain Brixton Lore (Elba) from deploying a lethal virus. It’s a mission that takes the heroes from the London streets to the Hawaiian wilderness, where the Shaw family meets the Hobbs family. (Johnson’s cousin and fellow WWE star, Leati Joseph Anoaʻi aka Roman Reigns, plays one of his onscreen brothers.) And if Lore isn’t scared of a solo Hobbs, an army of Hobbses makes for a formidable foe. “You’re gonna get one Samoan ass-whuppin’,” promises Luke’s mom (Lori Pelenise Tuisano).
After a summer filled with mostly disappointing blockbusters, moviegoers must be hoping for Hobbs & Shaw to ride to their rescue. It helps that the film is being directed by action expert David Leitch, who co-directed the first John Wick film and went on to make Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. And the Fast & Furious brand name still carries plenty of juice: Fans cheered the news that production on the ninth film in that franchise started filming this week, with Justin Lin back behind the camera where he belongs.
So #HobbsAndShaw already has Idris Elba playing "Black Superman" but they also gave him a robot motorcycle?— Ryan George (@XenoIrish) June 28, 2019
Movie of the year.
The new and final trailer is now MILLION times better than the previous two trailers that I saw and this looks promising! I got Atomic Blonde vibes from this for some reason and do hope it’s as good as Deadpool 2! #FastAndFurious #HobbsAndShaw— 🦊 (@ruby_and_winnie) June 28, 2019
If #HobbsAndShaw don’t kiss at the end, what is their movie even for?— 🖤💜Elizabeth Vail 💜🖤 (@AnimeJune) June 28, 2019
Hobbs & Shaw opens in theaters on Aug. 2. Visit Fandango for tickets and showtimes information.
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