Jason Statham has revealed that Hobbs and Shaw filming has begun! In an Instagram post featuring the actor and director David Leitch (Deadpool 2), he says that Fast & Furious spin-off is underway and that he’s looking forward to reuniting with Dwayne Johnson on the set.
“Day 1 on “Hobbs & Shaw” movie. Getting the instructions from an old pal and the Director of our film @davidmleitch. Massive respect to you Dave for the incredible vision and scope you have planned for this movie. There are big things to come! The other big thing to come will be arriving imminently, that’s if he can peel himself away from his stack of pancakes. My partner in crime on this one, the colossal and world wide loved and respected @therock
Just warming things up for you brother! See you on British soil soon.”
Dwayne Johnson responded on his own Instagram account with the following message:
“DAY 1 and the evolution has officially begun. Long awaited Fast & Furious spin-off movie, #HobbsAndShaw is electric. My partner in heavy crime & fun @jasonstatham is lookin’ like $1million bucks and holdin’ it all down. Our visionary & bad ass director @davidmleitch (just directed Deadpool2) at the helm and ready to evolve the franchise in exciting and fresh new ways. And as always, our @sevenbucksprod president @hhgarcia41 capturing the dopest images thru his ? lens. Keep crushing on that set boys… the man known as “HOBBS” will touch down in London in two weeks. Pancakes, tequila and ass kickin’s ?? on me.”
The two will face Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok, The Mountain Between Us, Luther), who is playing the villain the new Universal Pictures release. The Crown star Vanessa Kirby will play an MI-5 agent and the sister of Shaw.
Hobbs and Shaw is scheduled for an August 2, 2019 release. Chris Morgan wrote the script for the action film. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are producing alongside Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz, Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, and eponymous’ Chris Morgan. Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies and Ethan Smith are executive producing.
The last Fast & Furious movie featuring both Hobbs and Shaw, The Fate of the Furious, earned $1.236 billion at the worldwide box office last year.