Producer of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Kelly McCormick provides a depressing update on the sequel’s progress. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham play their respective Fast characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, in the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. The movie was released in 2019, and viewers praised the over-the-top set pieces, which have become a trademark of the Fast & Furious universe over the years, as well as the antagonistic dynamic between Johnson & Statham’s characters. The final global revenue for Hobbs & Shaw was $760 million.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, McCormick states that there are no current plans for a Hobbs & Shaw sequel. The future of Hobbs & Shaw 2 is uncertain for a variety of reasons, including Johnson’s hectic schedule. See the complete quote down below:
“We would love to, there’s no conversations at this time. I do feel like there were a lot of seeds planted to try to create a spinoff in a way that included a Kevin Hart and a Ryan Reynolds and sort of all that kind of stuff. And that was intentional, but not necessarily because we had plans in mind, just because it would be fun to have different players for them to play with, if anybody or we wanted to go for it in a different way. So, you know, I don’t know, I mean Dwayne’s a really busy guy and you know, he would be the one to motivate all of that. So, you know, we’re ready if he wants to and until then he’s just dominating so all power to him.”
Will Dwayne Johnson Ever Comeback To F&F?
A comeback to the main Fast & Furious franchise appears to be out of the question, but Johnson’s return for a Hobbs and Shaw sequel seems to just be a matter of timing for the actor. Johnson would require a great deal of persuasion before agreeing to a reunion with Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel. After a public fallout between Johnson and Diesel, the former WWE superstar left the Fast & Furious franchise and oversaw the production of the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff.
The situation hasn’t changed since Johnson referred to anonymous Fast & Furious cast members as “candy asses” in a since-deleted Instagram post. Fans don’t know exactly what transpired on the set of The Fate of the Furious, but based on Johnson’s post and Diesel’s reaction to even mentioning Johnson after the fact, it appears that whatever may have taken place between the two actors won’t be resolved in time for Johnson’s character, Hobbs, to rejoin the Fast & Furious family in the final two films of the franchise. Hobbs’ involvement in the franchise appears to be limited to spinoffs as a result of the Johnson and Diesel feud, which may not ultimately be a bad thing for the character.
What Might Take Place In A Hobbs & Shaw Follow-Up?
In order to fill a potential sequel, Hobbs and Shaw established enough plots and characters. In the first film, the good Hobbs and the bad Shaw teamed up to stop the cybernetically enhanced bad guy Brixton Lore (Idris Elba), who wanted to unleash the deadly “Snowflake” virus on the globe for the Eteon corporation. Two new characters that Hobbs and Shaw introduced could be significant players in the Fast & Furious universe. Ryan Reynolds was the first to make an appearance as Locke, a CIA agent and Hobbs’ longtime friend. Kevin Hart portrayed Air Marshal Dinkley in the meantime. The identity of Eteon’s unnamed director was left a mystery at the end of the first film, and Hobbs and Shaw made a promise to track down the person in the sequel who would become the main antagonist. When the Hobbs & Shaw sequel eventually occurs, the hunt for the director and Reynolds’ character discovering an even deadlier virus will undoubtedly play a significant role.