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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.
  • Rumored to be titled: Hobbs & Shaw.
  • 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.
  • 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) 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.
  • 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 (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.
  • 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 trailer indicates that Deckard Shaw is a former MI6 Agent. This is a significant alteration from his original depiction in the "Fast & Furious" franchise (in Furious 7 (2015)) 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).
  • 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 the late 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 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.
  • Tyrese Gibson cried on social media about not being cast in this film.
  • Jason Statham's character, showing off his collection of cars to Luke Hobbs, pauses on a Mini Cooper, saying that it was used during a mission in Italy; a nod to The Italian Job (2003), one of Statham's previous hit movies. Technically, the job with the Minis was in Los Angeles when they are retrieving the stolen gold, and to avenge the death of a team member.
  • 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.
  • Many fans of Game of Thrones were dismayed that Locke spoils the ending of the series The Iron Throne (2019) in a middle-credit scene, since many of them had not seen the final season yet.
  • Jason Statham and Cliff Curtis both star in The Meg (2018)
  • This film reunites Ryan Reynolds and Eddie Marsan with director David Leitch after Deadpool 2.
  • (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).
  • This is the second Fast & Furious movie to not feature Vin Diesel, after 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003).
  • 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.
  • Jason Statham mentions the mechanic in a scene with Hobbs on the island, a reference to his film The Mechanic.
  • This was also filmed where Pokemon Detective Pikachu(2019) was filmed that stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith
  • 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.
  • Featured on episode #220 of the podcast "How Did This Get Made?"
  • 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.
  • Repeating soundtrack 'Next Level' listed twice
  • Spoils the ending of the final season of The Iron Throne (2019).
  • In the airplane scene, Shaw says Hobbs sticks out like balls on a bulldog. Ryan Reynolds played the lead in National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), where he had a bulldog with exceptionally big balls.

Spoilers

  • 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).
  • This is the third time that Eddie Marsan got killed in David Leitch movie after Atomic Blonde (2017) and Deadpool 2 (2018).
  • This is second collaboration between Ryan Reynolds and David Leitch after Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds even make a joke that he should join the movie as Deadpool.
  • 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.
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