Fast & Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw sees “legit bad ass” Idris Elba go up against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham.
If you’re wondering what it’s about, the cast and when you can grab it on DVD we have everything you need to know.
When is Hobbs & Shaw released on DVD?
Hobbs & Shaw isn’t out on DVD yet, but you can already pre-order it.
There’s no official release date yet, but home entertainment releases usually arrive around three months from a film’s debut in cinemas – so, expect Hobbs & Shaw to appear in shops and online sometime in early November.
And when it does get a DVD release, expect a ton of extra footage as Statham explained on the red carpet of the film’s world premiere that there was plenty of juicy scenes cut to meet the film’s 12A (PG-13 in America) rating:
“A lot of it didn’t make the movie. Too X-rated. We have to snip, snip, snip all of the good stuff out and save it for the DVD.
“I guess censorship kind of gets in the way of the fun sometimes.”
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When was Hobbs & Shaw released in cinemas?
Hobbs & Shaw hit UK cinemas on 2nd August 2019. It was released on the same day in America.
Is there a trailer for Hobbs & Shaw?
There certainly is – two, in fact, and both are as bonkers as each other. Here’s the second trailer, which offers a deeper dive into the film’s plot:
And below you’ll find trailer one:
There are also some full-on clips, including this intense running-down-a-skyscraper sequence:
And this frankly insane helicopter lasso:
Who’s in the cast of Hobbs & Shaw? Will any Fast & Furious stars feature?
Fast & Furious veterans Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham will lead the cast as heroes Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, and will be up against Idris Elba’s villain, Brixton, who will be wreaking “havoc, hell and mayhem”.
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I 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 fuck getting along ???? #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 ???? @hhgarcia41
Johnson has since revealed that Elba vetoed a line in the film that had him proclaiming he was “black James Bond”, explaining that he declined because: “It’s too close to what everybody’s talking about.”
Instead, Elba is shown in the trailer declaring himself as “black Super-man” – a revision that he apparently improvised on set…
Also joining the cast is The Crown star Vanessa Kirby, who will be swapping tiaras for assault weaponry in the role of Shaw’s sister Hattie, an MI6 agent. She has plenty of action experience thanks to her guest role in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
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On set. HOBBS & SHAW. They always play hard to catch. The ever chivalrous, Hobbs told Hattie Shaw (MI6 operative and overall bad ass played by my homegirl @vanessa__kirby) we can do this dance one of two ways/ We’ll share some tequila ???? and then you’re under arrest and I’m takin’ you in. or.. I’m takin’ you in. Apparently, she felt the tequila would have to wait. For the record, we closed down the streets of London to shoot this massive action sequence and on the first take an ‘ol Kirbs here takes off like the second coming of Usain Bolt… WHILE WEARING NO SHOES ???????????????????????? #TheHobbsHattieDance #HobbsAndShaw SUMMER 2019 ???? @hhgarcia41
Helen Mirren has been confirmed to reprise her role as Deckard and Hattie’s mother, Magdalene Shaw.
Deadpool 2 star Eddie Marsan has also joined the film, as well as Baby Driver’s Eiza Gonzalez, Johnson’s cousin Roman Reigns, Fear of the Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis, NFL star Josh Mauga and Power Rangers’ John Tui.
Johnson’s own French bulldog will also star in the series as Hobbs’ dog.
What is Hobbs & Shaw about?
The new film – helmed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch – will see Hobbs and Shaw form an unlikely alliance.
While the pair have been trying to take each other down since Fast & Furious 7, the sworn enemies are now coming together to fight “cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist” Brixton who gains control of an “insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever”.
“There’s obviously some of the DNA of the Fast universe,” Leitch told Digital Spy. “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. 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.”
Is there going to be another Fast & Furious movie?
Of course. The ninth instalment in the franchise is set for release on 22nd May 2020 – pushed back six weeks from its original April date.
The Rock will sit this one out – thanks to Hobbs & Shaw – but Jordana Brewster will be reprising her role as the sister of Vin Diesel’s character Dom (who was last seen heading off with husband Brian, played by the late Paul Walker), and John Cena has joined the cast.
Here’s an adorable team photo from July 2019, a few weeks into the film’s London shoot…