Trivia for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
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- Rumored to release in 2019.
- Officially announced on the 5th/6th October (depending on your time zone) and will begin production next year.
- Shane Black was considered to direct the film.
- Rumored to be titled: Hobbs & Shaw.
- This film was scheduled to be released on Jason Stathams 52nd birthday (7/26/2019). It has now been pushed back to 8/2/2019.
- Ryan Reynolds joked that he should play Deadpool in the film.
- David Leitch has stated that the film will feel different from the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Although it will be filled with action sequences, cars and elements that constructed "Fast and Furious", it'll feel different from the series.
- Idris Elba will play the villain for Dwayne Johnson & Jason Statham in this film.
- This film is a spinoff from The Fast and the Furious franchise. Idris Elba, who will play the antagonist, previously starred alongside Paul Walker in Takers (2010).
- Leitch is the first white director of the franchise since Rob Cohen.
- This film will represent 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) when a cop teams up with their friend or a partner in crime to stop a criminal mastermind.
- On January 25th, 2019, Dwayne Johnson announced via social media that WWE Star Roman Reigns, would portray his brother in the film.
- WWE superstar Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa'i) plays Luke Hobbs' (Dwayne Johnson's) brother in the film, but in reality they are cousins. Both Roman and Dwayne annouced this on their respective Instagam pages.
- This will be the first Fast & Furious chapter to be shot with anamorphic lenses unlike the previous eight films which were shot primarily in the Super 35 format on film and digital.
- This would have to be the first Fast film out of the franchise to include any supernatural or cybernetic material.
- The idea of a "Fast & Furious" spin-off featuring Hobbs and Shaw first emerged during filming of "The Fate of the Furious," after producers and studios execs took note of the comedic chemistry between the two throughout their scenes together. Plans to actually develop the spin-off were informally green-lit towards the end of filming, and they were later revealed to be the reason behind the much-discussed animosity that emerged between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in the final week of production - which resulted in Diesel reportedly canceling some of Johnson's scenes (which was within his purview as one of the movie's executive producers) and not showing up for filming at all on at least one day of production, leaving hundreds of cast and crew sitting idle. After news of the spin-off became public, co-stars Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman) publicly criticized it for damaging the F&F "family" as well as pushing back the release of the series' ninth installment by at least a year. As of February 2019, Johnson has stated he will "probably not" return for "Fast & Furious 9" but would consider it for the 10th in the series.
- The movie's first trailer dropped shortly before Super Bowl LIII aired in the U.S., and a clip from it aired during the game. Its main villain, Brixton, received criticism from some fans for having superhuman strength reminiscent of the Doc Ock character from the Spider-Man comics (also seen onscreen in "Spider-Man 2," played by Alfred Molina). Both Brixton and Doc Ock derive their abilities from cybernetic manipulation of their spinal cords and central nervous system.
- The film's trailer indicates that Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is a former MI6 agent. This is a significant alteration from his original depiction in the "Fast & Furious" franchise (in "Furious 7") as a villain who originally served in the British special forces before his abilities as an asset became a liability. Retconning him as an MI6 operative puts him on a footing more akin to a James Bond-style spy. As most field operatives come from a special forces background and his status as a mi6 operative would not have been made common knowledge
- As is the norm throughout the "Fast & Furious" franchise, the "Hobbs & Shaw" trailer includes a car chase sequence in which the title characters and Vanessa Kirby are being pursued as Kirby drives a McLaren 720S. As is also the norm for F&F movies, the McLaren appears to have been heavily modified, in its case reconfigured to feature an unusual three-across seating arrangement, with the driver (Kirby) seated in the middle. This is presumably an homage to the first commercially sold McLaren vehicle, the F1, which was introduced in 1993 and featured an identical layout. It also reflects the configuration of the McLaren Speedtail scheduled for release in late 2019, though the film's scenes clearly show the exterior of a 720S, which McLaren introduced for the 2018 model year.
- This movie takes place two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017).
- This is the second Fast & Furious spin-off after The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
- cameo: This is the third Fast & Furious film to not feature Vin Diesel after 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) although the latter features him in a cameo appearance.
- This will be the third Fast & Furious film not to feature Paul Walker after The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and The Fate of the Furious (2017).
- This will be the fourth Fast & Furious film not to feature Michelle Rodriguez after 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Fast Five (2011).
- Puerto-Rican reggeaton and trap artist Bad Bunny's song, "La Romana" was used for one of the trailers.
- During the movie, Joe Anoa'i performs two of his signature wrestling maneuvers, the Spear and the Samoan Drop.
- Director of Hobbs & Shaw (2019) David Leitch and musician Aloe Blacc guest starred on NBC's song writing show Songland (2019) to choose a song to be featured in the movie.
- A Jurassic World short film called "Battle at Big Rock" will be presented with this movie.
- When Shaw repeatedly smashes the guy's face into the facial recognition scanner, the face is covered up to the nose, except for one cut back from Hobbs point of view, and then is shown covered again. (Trailer version).