*The “Fast & Furious” spin-off with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw is getting a July 26, 2019 release in advance of the ninth installment of “Fast & The Furious” which Universal will put in theaters Easter weekend 2020.
The idea for the spinoff centers around once-upon-a-time villain Deckard Shaw teaming with U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs. However, no deals have reportedly been made for the actors yet on the spin-off.
Johnson’s Hobbs was first introduced in 2011’s “Fast Five” and eventually became an ally and member of the Furious auto gang. Statham made an appearance in “Fast & Furious 6” and starred in the next two chapters.
The 16-year old “Fast & Furious” franchise through eight movies counts a global box office lifetime haul of $5.14 billion.