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  • Shane Black was considered to direct.
  • This movie was scheduled to be released on Jason Statham's 52nd birthday 7/26/2019. It was pushed back to 8/8/2019.
  • Ryan Reynolds joked that he should play Deadpool in this movie.
  • Director David Leitch stated that this movie would feel different from the Fast & Furious film franchise. Although it was filled with action sequences, cars, and elements that constructed "Fast & Furious", it would feel different from the franchise.
  • Idris Elba refused to say a scripted line for his character, calling himself "the black James Bond". He instead used the phrase "black Superman". Elba has been rumored to be in consideration for the role of James Bond, and would be the first black actor to portray Bond.
  • WWE superstar Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa'i) played Luke Hobbs' (Dwayne Johnson's) brother in this movie, but in reality, they are cousins. Roman and Dwayne announced this on their respective Instagram pages.
  • This is the first Fast & Furious chapter to be shot with anamorphic lenses, unlike the previous eight movies, which were shot primarily in the Super 35 format on film and digital.
  • The idea of a "Fast & Furious" spin-off featuring Hobbs and Shaw first emerged during filming of The Fate of the Furious (2017), after producers and studios executives 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 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 Ortiz) and Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce) publicly criticized it for damaging the Fast & Furious "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 (2020), but would consider it for the tenth in the franchise.
  • This movie takes place two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious (2017).
  • 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.
  • During the movie, Joe Anoa'i performed two of his signature wrestling maneuvers, the Spear and the Samoan Drop.
  • Director David Leitch and musician Aloe Blacc guest starred on Songland (2019) to choose a song to be featured in this movie.
  • The Jurassic World short film Battle at Big Rock (2019) was scheduled to be presented with this movie's theatrical run, but was postponed to an internet release the following month.
  • Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart appeared in Central Intelligence (2016), Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).
  • Dwayne Johnson was very supportive of exploring the idea of Hobbs' family, allowing for many Polynesians to be cast as his relatives. This was a definite nod to Vin Diesel's constant references to "family" in the previous Fast & Furious movies.
  • Dame Helen Mirren reprised her role from The Fate of the Furious (2017) as Shaw's mother. She originally landed the role after she had indicated her desire to be part of the franchise one day, and the producers were happy to accommodate her.
  • Although the scene takes place in London, the McLaren car chase sequence early in the movie was shot primarily in Glasgow, Scotland and on the Universal Studios backlot in Los Angeles, California.
  • Brixton's suit has a "Weyland Corporation" symbol on the right collarbone. Idris Elba appeared as an employee of the Weyland Corporation in Prometheus (2012). Also, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has been a major part of the Alien (1979) film franchise since the beginning.
  • David Leitch's first PG-13 movie.
  • In one scene in Samoa, there is a picture of Dwayne Johnson with his father, Soulman Rocky Johnson.
  • At different points in this movie, Dwayne Johnson says he'll open up a can of whoop ass, and also refers to another character as an ass clown. Both of these statements were frequently uttered as catchphrases by Johnson's fellow wrestlers Steve Austin and Chris Jericho.
  • Deckard Shaw complains at the treatment of his mother in prison, saying "She's seventy-one". Dame Helen Mirren had just turned seventy-four when this movie was released, so she would have been seventy-three when the scene was shot.
  • Dwayne Johnson said he tried hard to get Jason Momoa to play the role of Hobbs' brother, but scheduling issues prevented it from happening. However, Dwayne gave fans hope for a future collaboration, adding, "Next Hobbs movie for sure."
  • Deckard Shaw is about two years older than his sister Hattie. In reality, Jason Statham is twenty-one years older than Vanessa Kirby.
  • Director David Leitch contacted Ryan Reynolds to join this movie.
  • Some fans of Game of Thrones (2011) were dismayed that Locke spoils the ending of the series in a mid-credit scene, since they had not seen the final season yet. However, the series' final episode (The Iron Throne (2019)) aired over two months before this film was released, by which time such spoilers were widespread.
  • (Director Cameo) David Leitch: The E.T.E.O.N. helicopter pilot.
  • Screenwriter Chris Morgan said that a line spoken by Deckard Shaw to Hattie before E.T.E.O.N.'s assault in Samoa, "There's things I've done that I have to make amends for" was deliberately written in response to the viral Internet fan campaign called "Justice for Han". The campaign alludes to him killing Han at the end of Fast & Furious 6 (2013).
  • During the London car chase, as Brixton's motorbike changes shape to slide under the oncoming truck, the iconic sound effect used during the transformations from the Transformers cartoons and movies can clearly be heard.
  • Vanessa Kirby also played a character who fought with MI6 in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).
  • Vanessa Kirby was trained for her fight sequences by the same stunt coordinators - Greg Rementer and Cale Schultz - who trained Charlize Theron for her action scenes in Atomic Blonde (2017).
  • The exterior of the curved E.T.E.O.N. headquarters building is actually the McLaren Technology Centre, where the McLaren Formula 1 team is based. The building was added to a CGI landscape.
  • The exterior action of the Ukraine Power Station was shot at Eggborough Power Station, a decommissioned power plant in North Yorkshire, England.
  • During the filming of the power station sequences in East Yorkshire, the movie crew arranged for Dwayne Johnson to train at the local World Fitness Gym in Doncaster.
  • Dwayne Johnson stated that Keanu Reeves was in talks to play the director of terrorist organization E.T.E.O.N., if things had worked out: "What we did at the end was we left the ominous voice faceless. So, for some time, it was going to be a bit of a John Wick, all disguised. But then we left it there with a few people in mind. Originally, Keanu was the goal. We were talking, and it just didn't feel right creatively. He and I talked, and I totally got it. And it wound up being the best thing, so now we leave that open for the future."
  • In a scene with Hobbs' on-screen daughter, she references the "raised eyebrow", part of Dwayne Johnson's wrestling persona.
  • During the set-up for the final battle, Hobbs wears a shirt with a number "7" on it. Dwayne Johnson is a seven time WWE Champion.
  • The car chase around London was mostly filmed in Glasgow, Scotland's city center in late October 2018, and featured the area around George Square and St. Vincent Place, including scenes of them racing through the arches of the Glasgow City Chambers on the square. The roads were closed as the chase moves the wrong way down these one-way streets.
  • Dwayne Johnson's French bulldog, Hobbs, made an appearance in the beginning of the movie when he's lying on the bed while Hobbs is doing push-ups on the floor.
  • With Ryan Reynolds appearing and not having his name in the main credits, he brought two fellow actors along from one of his last action movies. Rob Delaney (Peter) from Deadpool 2 (2018) was Agent Loeb in this movie. Also, Eddie Marsan, who was Dr. Andreiko in this movie, was the sadistic Headmaster in Deadpool 2 (2018).
  • When Shaw said, "Are you gonna hit me with a chair?" Hobbs says, "No, I'm gonna turn the sumbitch sideways and stick it down your throat". The phrase was partially used by Dwayne Johnson during his WWE days.
  • In one scene, Hobbs is wearing a t-shirt with the number 7 on it. This could be a nod to Dwayne Johnson's production company Seven Bucks Productions.
  • When Shaw, Hobbs, and his family are trying to bring down the helicopter, their cars start to dangle from it, referencing Fast & Furious 6 (2013), where Dom's team is trying to bring down the Antonov plane.
  • McLaren Technology Centre, the headquarter of McLaren Formula One racing team as well as McLaren Automotive, was used as a movie location. Some of McLaren employees also appeared in this movie as extras.
  • Spoils the ending of the final season of Game of Thrones The Iron Throne (2019).
  • Reports that Ryan Reynolds is uncredited are somewhat untrue. He's listed as one of three helicopter pilots.
  • Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Eddie Marsan have all worked with director Guy Ritchie. Statham on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), Revolver (2005), and Cash Truck (2021), Elba on RocknRolla (2008) and Marsan on Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) and The Gentlemen (2019). Interestingly, Statham and Elba were both considered for the role of Floyd Lawton/Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016).
  • When Hobbs and the Shaws are reconnoitering before heading to Moscow Hobbs is referencing all of the cars pertaining to Deckard Shaw over compensating. When he gets to a Mini Cooper he says, "This is more like it." Shaw then claims he used it in a job in Italy. Jason Statham was a main character in 2003's The Italian Job (2003), re-make of 1969's The Italian Job (1969) in which the heist features Mini Coopers to drive through a mansion.
  • Jason Statham and Cliff Curtis appeared together in another movie, The Meg. In that movie, Jason's character's name was Jonah. In this movie it was Cliff's character who was named Jonah.
  • Reynolds character having the name Locke is a play on Thomas Locke who was also a 17th century English philosopher as was Calvin Hobbes.
  • Dr. Jackson Vane of Hi Everybody! A Bad Medicine Podcast (2019) called Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw "40% medically accurate." This means the film is roughly two times less accurate than The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), which was marketed as "100% medically accurate" and is used as the baseline for comparison.

Spoilers

  • This is the third time that Eddie Marsan got killed in David Leitch movie after Atomic Blonde (2017) and Deadpool 2 (2018).
  • Champ Nightingale, who is credited as the voice of the E.T.E.O.N. director, is actually a pseudonym of Ryan Reynolds. He provided the voice as a placeholder; the filmmakers are not yet committed as to the director's identity, and the character is not as yet intended to be the surprise villain.
  • The film was set after Dominic Toretto betrays his team in The Fate of the Furious (2017).
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