Up until now, details were scarce on the plot other than the obvious: Hobbs and Shaw would partner up to stop Brixton, but now that the trailer is out (which you can see above), we have way more details.
First off, Brixton appears to be a superhuman badass that’s bulletproof. That’s according to him, setting up what could be the most formidable antagonist the Fast and Furious franchise has ever seen.
From what we got in the trailer, Hattie Shaw is a government agent tasked with bringing Brixton down but when she sees how formidable, she calls in some help. This is where Hobbs and Shaw come into the fold making their way to Europe. As you’d expect, they have a lot of issues to work through none that will prevent them from saving the world.
This is when the movie gets off to the races and goes full-action mode with jaw-dropping scenes, including an epic and hilarious skyscraper scene where Brixton, carrying Hattie Shaw, runs down the side of a building. Yes, you read that right. Trying to catch him, Hobbs and Shaw bicker all the way down culminating in a very funny and inappropriate moment.
A rocky road to get made
It might seem like a slam dunk to make a Fast and Furious movie starring The Rock and Jason Statham, but that wasn’t always the case. That’s due to some behind-the-scenes drama taking place over at the main Fast and Furious franchise.
Though details are pretty non-existent, there were reports that The Rock and Vin Diesel had a falling out that contributed to the lack of screen time their two characters shared, in particular in The Fate of the Furious. The Rock went to so far as to call somebody in the cast a “candy ass” in a cryptic social media post.
The drama ensued with Tyrese Gibson taking shots at The Rock for pushing for Hobbs and Shaw movie getting made before Fast and Furious 9. Originally, Fast and Furious 9 was going to come out in 2019 but with Hobbs and Shaw gaining traction, the studio pushed it up year and delayed the next Fast and Furious movie for 2020.
The beef between the cast has somewhat settled with Hobbs and Shaw going through production and Fast and Furious bringing back Justin Lin to direct but the bigger question remains, will The Rock ever return to the main Fast and Furious movies again? That we won’t know for a long time.
Source : https://www.technobuffalo.com/hobbs-and-shaw-fast-and-furious/