After a few badass teasers were shared on Instagram, the first trailer for Hobbs and Shaw has arrived. And, yes, we’re already obsessed.
After seeing a deluge of approximately one trillion behind-the-scenes photos, some official portraits, and drooling over every casting announcement, this is our first glimpse of footage from the Fast and Furious spinoff. Luckily, it seems to have the same fun, action-heavy tone as the original franchise, only this time around, with the introduction of a superhuman villain played by Idris Elba.
Johnson stars as the titular Hobbs, a hard-ass US diplomatic security agent, alongside Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, a former villain with a heart of gold. Together with Shaw’s sister, rogue MI6 agent Hattie (The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby), they’re tasked with putting all their smack talk and fist fights aside so they can take down a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist, Brixton (Elba), who’s gained control of a bio-threat that could wipe out the world as we know it.
In Furious 7, the opposites-attract chemistry between the two characters was practically begging for a spinoff, so we can’t wait to see how they make do without the help of Dom Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family of vehicle-savvy criminals in the David Leitch-directed film. Hopefully we’ll get plenty more looks at the movie before the action-slash-buddy-comedy revs into theaters on July 26, 2019, but in the meantime, you can check out the rest of the short teasers for the movie’s other characters, ahead!Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
Idris Elba as Brixton
Vanessa Kirby as Hattie