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The action is fast and furious in the new ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ trailer

If you thought that the “Fast and the Furious” franchise couldn’t get any bigger, Universal Pictures has a trailer that might just change your mind. In the player below, you can take a new look at the upcoming “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which sees Dwayne Johnson‘s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw reluctantly team up to take on Idris Elba’s “black Superman”.

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 (Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (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.

Directed by David Leitch (“Deadpool 2”) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Kelly McCormick, Dany Garcia, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.

Look for “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” to hit the big screen August 2.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.