A Look Behind the Scenes of Hobbs & Shaw – IGN First
The release of Avengers: Endgame, now just weeks away, kicks off 2019’s summer movie season. This year, we’re foregoing a traditional summer movie preview — a single list-style film preview — in favor of a month-long series of IGN First summer movie spotlights, featuring exclusive video debuts, image reveals, interviews and more.
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Today, we have an exclusive new image from Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off of the billion dollar franchise.
The film is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde) and sees Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their franchise roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively.
Check out this exclusive new behind-the-scenes photo from Hobbs & Shaw:
The characters of Hobbs and Shaw began as adversaries in the Fast and the Furious films — especially Shaw, who was responsible for the death of good guy Han. Shaw was later redeemed (and graduated to antihero status when he saved Dominic Toretto’s kid in The Fate of the Furious.
The Fast & Furious films also introduced viewers to members of Shaw’s family. Deckard was actually the second Shaw in the series following Luke Evans’ Furious 6 baddie Owen Shaw. Then Helen Mirren joined the franchise as matriarch Magdalene Shaw in The Fate of the Furious. Hobbs & Shaw further fills out the ranks of the Shaw clan by bringing in Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Deckard’s sister Hattie Shaw, an MI6 agent.
Hobbs & Shaw was scripted by series veteran Chris Morgan and also stars Idris Elba as the film’s villain. In a first for the franchise, Hobbs & Shaw introduces its first super-powered character in Elba’s Brixton Lore. He’s a bulletproof, super strong, and scientifically enhanced former MI6 agent-turned-terrorist mastermind.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw roars into theaters in August.
For more IGN Firsts, check out our preview for the upcoming Conjuring universe entry Annabelle Comes Home and for Tolkien, a biopic of the Lord of the Rings author starring Nicholas Hoult and Lilly Collins.
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