Having already established an adversarial-turned-frenemy-like rapport across Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw will team up again for next year's Fast and the Furious spinoff, appropriately titled Hobbs and Shaw. Plot details details are being kept under wraps, but according to a new rumor, during the course of Hobbs and Shaw's next adventure, we'll be meeting other members of their families.
Before Deckard Shaw was introduced to the Fast and the Furious mythos, we met his brother, Owen Shaw, (played by Luke Evans) in Fast & Furious 6, and The Fate of the Furious brought their mother, Magdalene Shaw, (played by Helen Mirren) into the fold. Now apparently Universal Pictures is looking for an actress "28-39, in the mold of Kate Winslet" to play Deckard and Owen's sister, Hattie Shaw, who is an MI-6 agent. Owen and Deckard served in the Special Air Service and United Kingdom Special Forces, respectively, before they became mercenaries, so assuming that Hattie is indeed showing up and is working for MI-6, I would imagine there's some friction between her and her siblings. It's unclear if Owen and Magdalene would also appear in Hobbs and Shaw, though I could certainly imagine them making quick appearances similar to how they showed up in The Fate of the Furious.
As for Hobbs, we've seen his daughter Samantha in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, but in Hobbs and Shaw, we'll supposedly meet his mother, Sofia, as well as his five brothers: Jonah, Cal, Tim, Matt and Alex. Universal is looking for a Polynesian actress between 70-75 to play Sofia, while Hobbs' brothers will be played by actors between 30-50, although Jonah will have a bigger role to play in the movie than the others, as he "holds a bit of a grudge" against Luke for some reason.
Along with these details about the new members of the Hobbs and Shaw clans, That Hashtag Show reported that Hobbs and Shaw's new villain is being identified as "Mr. Null," a mysterious, British international terrorist who dresses in all black. The studio is looking for an actor between 49-59 to fill that role. Given that The Fate of the Furious ended with Charlize Theron still on the loose, it had been theorized that she might return for Hobbs and Shaw. It's possible that could still happen, but if these character descriptions are legitimate, then apparently Mr. Null will be the main source of trouble in this spinoff.
Directed by Deadpool 2's David Leitch, Hobbs and Shaw will be released in theaters on August 2, 2019, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on the blockbuster as they roll in. But for now, 2018 still has plenty of theatrical offerings, and you can find out when they're coming out in our 2018 release schedule.