Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw release date: What is Fast & Furious spin off?

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The Fast & Furious franchise sees the return of Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) as the former enemies unite to take down a threat which poses a risk to humanity. Brixton Lore (Idris Elba) is a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist who threatens to destroy humanity as we know it. With more explosions, fast cars and plenty of wisecracks Hobbs & Shaw looks to be a summer action epic.

When is Hobbs & Shaw in cinemas?

Idris Elba will wreak “havoc, hell and mayhem” when the film hits screens on Thursday, August 1.

In the USA the film will be released a day later, on Friday, August 2.

Reprising their roles from Fate of the Furious, Helen Mirren will star as Magdalene Shaw and Charlize Theron as Cipher.

New to the franchise, The Crown star Vanessa Kirby will play Hattie Shaw, sister of Deckard.

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One line that sticks out from the action-packed trailers is bad-guy Brixton dubbing himself “black Superman”.

Johnson revealed Elba cut out a line in the film which saw him stating he was the “black James Bond”.

He opted not to use this because: “It’s too close to what everybody’s talking about.”

The line “black Super-man” is a revision, which he reportedly improvised on set.

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Hobbs and Shaw is fronted by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch who explained the correlation between the new film and the Fast and Furious franchise.

He told Digital Spy: “There’s obviously some of the DNA of the Fast universe.

“But what we really want to do is create something fresh and different for these characters, and dive into their world.

“Hobbs and Shaw come from the agent-and-spy world.

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“It’s obviously about their banter and their relationship, but it’s more about expanding their world and their connections, and creating a family in a slightly different universe. It’s going to be fun.”

Johnson has produced the movie, alongside Statham, Chris Morgan and Hiram Garcia.

On his Instagram page, Johnson uploaded an action still from the film, with Elba at the forefront and wrote: “learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains.

“A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW.

“The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS.

“So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!!

“As I always say, we either gonna get along or we gonna get it on… and f*** getting along.”

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is in cinemas on August 1 in the UK and August 2 in the US

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