Yeah, I know we’ve had a trio of Marvel flicks and even one from DC, but hot damn if Hobbs & Shaw doesn’t look like the real superhero event of the year. The Fast & Furious spinoff stars Dwayne Johnson, who is basically a comic book hero at this point, and Jason Statham who is the friggin’ Transporter, doing what they do best: kickin’ ass and crackin’ wise. Oh yeah, and Idris Elba plays a villain who calls himself “Black Superman.” Do you really need to know any more? Here’s the trailer:
Leaning a bit further into the whole superhero thing, the film is directed by David Leitch who gave us Deadpool 2, not to mention Atomic Blonde and John Wick. That’s one Hell of a resume. Vanessa Kirby, who was pretty cool in Mission: Impossible-Fallout, looks to have a real breakout role here, and look out for WWE superstar Roman Reigns as one of Hobbs’ brothers. I think he hits both a Somoan Drop and his patented spear. What, no Superman Punch? We also get what I believe is our first good look at Baby Driver‘s Eiza Gonzalez as Madam M, who has plenty of guns and cars to spare. Not seen? Helen Mirren, who supposedly returns as Shaw’s mother.
Frankly, this can’t get here fast enough. Just pump it into my veins already! Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opens August 2nd.