Hobbs & Shaw 2 – Release Date
A sequel to Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw has been given a disappointing update from one of its producers.
The Fast & Furious spin-off, which focuses on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, was released back in 2019 to lukewarm reviews and a positive box office.
However, it seems that those behind the franchise aren’t rushing to make a follow-up, with Kelly McCormick telling ComicBook: “We would love to. There’s no conversations at this time.”
The movie certainly left things open for a potential sequel, not least by introducing two new characters played by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart.
“I do feel like there were a lot of seeds planted to try to create a spinoff in a way that included a Kevin Hart and a Ryan Reynolds and sort of all that kind of stuff,” McCormick added.
“And that was intentional, but not necessarily because we had plans in mind, just because it would be fun to have different players for them to play with if anybody or we wanted to go for it in a different way.”
She added: “So, you know, I don’t know, I mean Dwayne’s a really busy guy and you know, he would be the one to motivate all of that. So, you know, we’re ready if he wants to and until then he’s just dominating, so all power to him.”
Speaking further about the potential for a sequel, McCormick suggested that “you’re obligated to do that in a beautiful way”.
“So, I’m not saying that there might not be something that we might jump into, but you know, in my opinion, even Deadpool and Hobbs & Shaw, we were twisting into different parts of those franchises anyway,” she said.
“That was one of the reasons we chose them, as well, if that makes sense. I think we have to feel like we can put our stamp on something, which if it’s a really identifiable franchise is sometimes hard to do and not really very interesting to us.”