Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Hobbs & Shaw 2’ Is Being Developed Now

The superheroic combination of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham didn’t quite lead to the superheroic box office for Hobbs & Shaw many expected. The $760M it did earn was more than enough to have fans of the Fast & Furious spinoff expecting a sequel, and now it appears to be officially in the works.

Dwayne Johnson revealed during an Instagram Q&A (I guess everybody is doing these now while stuck indoors?) that Hobbs & Shaw 2 is in development. He couldn’t reveal much beyond that, of course…

“We are developing now the next film, the next [‘Hobbs & Shaw’] movie, and I’m pretty excited about it. [We] just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go.”

The first movie gave us the dream match of Johnson and Statham vs. a cyborg Idris Elba, with cameos by Kevin Hart and Ryan Reynolds. Who can we expect to show up in the next one? The previous director David Leitch mentioned Keanu Reeves nearly had a role. Might he finally come through for the next one? Would any of us care what the story is if he does?

With F9 being pushed back to 2021, who knows where Hobbs & Shaw 2 will fit into the franchise?  Seems like we’ve got a long wait ahead.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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