Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (also known as Hobbs & Shaw) is a 2019 American action film that is a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious franchise. It is directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Morgan. The plot follows the unlikely team-up of the titular Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), characters introduced in the main series, as they are forced to team up with Shaw's sister (Vanessa Kirby) when a genetically-enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba) and his organization threaten the world with a deadly virus.
Series star and producer Vin Diesel first said in 2015 that possible spin-offs were in early development, and Hobbs & Shaw was officially announced in October 2017. Leitch signed on to direct in April 2018, and Kirby and Elba both joined the cast that July. Filming began in September and lasted through January 2019, mostly taking place in London and Glasgow.
Hobbs & Shaw premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on July 13, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on August 2, 2019. SyFy Wirewrote that the film received praise for "the charisma of Johnson, Statham, and Kirby", as well as its "visual style and action choreography finesse", though some critics "had trouble getting past just how much the film was attempting to fit into its two-hour-and-15-minute runtime"
As of August 15, 2019, Hobbs & Shaw has grossed $117.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $234.4 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $352 million. With a production budget of $200 million, and an additional $160 million spent on global marketing, it is estimated the film will need to gross around $600 million worldwide in order to break-even.
In the United States and Canada, the film was projected to gross $60–65 million from 4,200 theaters in its opening weekend, while some insiders predicted it could exceed $70 million.