The trailer for the spinoff of the popular franchise features many expensive cars, explosions, fighting and Elba stating that he’s the “bad guy.”
“I’m dealing with the future of the planet. I’m the necessary shock to the system. I am human evolutionary change — bulletproof, superhuman,” Elba’s character says.
Johnson tweeted that Hobbs & Shaw will feature “the biggest showdown the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen.”
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Get ready for our worldwide @HobbsAndShaw trailer debut on FRIDAY. #JasonStatham @IdrisElba & the kid stir up trouble & fun in the biggest showdown the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen. #HobbsAndShaw #Boots2Asses,” Johnson tweeted.
The ninth film in the franchise follows The Fate of the Furious.
In September 2017, Tyrese Gibson blamed Johnson for delaying production on Fast and Furious 9. Gibson called his co-star “selfish” and said that he is “focused on furthering his own self-interest.”
Gibson has since deleted the Instagram post in which he insisted Johnson should “call him” because he “doesn’t do email.”
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Gibson, who stars as Roman in the franchise, took to Instagram to write: “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family……we don’t fly solo.”
In November 2017, Gibson criticized Johnson again and threatened to drop out of the next Fast and Furious film if he had to share credits with the WWE star.
Gibson also addressed the spinoff movie with Johnson and Statham. “Spin-off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ,” he wrote before addressing the Instagram photo. “Pause, notice who has got his arms around my shoulder and who is standing alone.
Johnson took to social media to defend the spin-off. “Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz,” he wrote. “Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans.”
Hobbs & Shaw hits theatres on Aug. 2.
Watch the trailer in the video above.