When Jason Statham walked into the Fast & Furious franchise as a bad guy at the end of the sixth movie, he probably had no idea that he’d not only become a regular in the series going forward, but also get a spinoff movie! Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, has been paired up with Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs for a new adventure that, although it features the characters and the nonstop action of the Fast & Furious movies, moves them outside the Furious universe. Statham told us it was crucial to him that the spinoff be able to stand on its own, yet still make the Fast & Furious fans feel at home. (Click on the media bar to hear Jason Statham)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opens in theaters on August 2.