After a spin-off, eight films and two other tapes to come, you might think that there are no more stories to tell within the universe of ‘Fast & Furious’. However, after the first spin-off of the franchise, ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’, it will add 759 million dollars, with a budget of approximately 200 million, according to Slash Filmthe fans of this saga full of action, adventure and a few chases car literally incredible take months waiting for news of a sequel. Now, thanks to a session of questions and answers in Instagram Live, the protagonist of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’, Dwayne Johnson, has confirmed that there is a sequel in the process.
“We are developing the next film, the next installment of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’, and I’m pretty excited,” says the actor, as a note Collider. “We just have to solve both creative and address, and we’ll be ready”. The first installment revolves around the agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and the mercenary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) when they join with sister Shaw, the agent of the service of the british, espionage, foreign Hattie (Vanessa Kirby), to thwart the plans of the ecoterrorista Brixton (Idris Elba). Like the other installments of the saga, ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ account with stunts, epic, and an absolute indifference to the laws of gravity. Although Johnson has not told us reserves the sequel, we can expect more of these same characteristics that define this franchise very dear. In addition, with four scenes poscréditos in which did acts of appearance the actors of the stature of Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, a sequel could establish these characters in the world of the unlikely duo of Hobbs and Shaw.
What the COVID-19 could affect the development of ‘Hobbs & Shaw 2’?
The ninth installment in the original series has already been delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. ‘Fast & Furious 9’ was scheduled for release on may 22 of this year, but in the light of this health crisis, the franchise took the decision to postpone the premiere for the 2nd of April 2021. On the Twitter account of the saga, released this statement: “Even though we know that there is disappointment at having to wait a little more, it makes this decision with the safety of the entire world as our main consideration. The change will allow our global family experience this new chapter together.”
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Taking into account that delayed the premiere of the ‘Fast 9’ 11 months, it is likely that this film will have priority on the calendar of the franchise, and it is difficult to predict when ‘Hobbs & Shaw 2’ will arrive in cinemas or even if you will soon in march, when things get back to normal. If we predict that the saga will be releasing a movie each year on average, could it be that we have to wait until 2022 at least to see the second round of adventures that will live Hobbs and Shaw together.