Universal Pictures has officially released the first trailer for their film Hobbs and Shaw, their first attempt to spin-off the Fast and Furious franchise. The new trailer certainly looks like a Fast and Furious movie, but actually has some action film talent in the leads here which is a nice shakeup from the previous films.

You can check it out below along with an official synopsis that reveals one of the locations will be Chernobyl.

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.

The film is directed by David Leitch is best known for his action films John Wick, Atomic Blonde, and last year’s Deadpool 2. It’s cast consists of Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham as Decker Shaw, Vanessa Kirby as Decker’s sister Hattie Shaw, Idris Elba as the film’s villain Brixton along with Eiza Gonzalez and Roman Reigns in supporting roles as well.

Dwayne Johnson recently revealed to MTVNews that he won’t be appearing in Fast and Furious 9, which is expected to begin production this month in London. However, he alludes that there is unfinished business between Hobbs and Vin Diesel’s Dom that could be explored in Fast and Furious 10.

Universal Pictures has set Hobbs and Shaw’s release date for August 2nd.


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