The upcoming summer blockbuster, FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW, premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on July 13th. The Hobbs & Shaw premiere featured Dueling Carpets, one side representing Hobbs and his extended family from Hobbs’ Garage and the other for Shaw and the Brits.
Jason Statham arrived in a McLaren and Dwayne Johnson arrived in humongous pick-up truck, similar to the vehicles they blaze through the film as they attempt to save the world. The stars of the film were greeted by thunderous cheers and applause of over a thousand fans on Hollywood Blvd as they arrived to the premiere and red carpet.
Notable guests who attended included: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham; cast members Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, Eiza González, Eddie Marsan, Joe Anoa’i, Eliana Su’a, Josh Mauga, Lori Pelenise Tuisano and Eve (Host of The Talk & recording artist).
Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba
After eight films that have amassed almost $5 billion worldwide, the Fast & Furious franchise now features its first stand-alone vehicle as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.
But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.
Hobbs & Shaw blasts open a new door in the Fast universe as it hurtles action across the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush beauty of Samoa.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by longtime Fast & Furious narrative architect Chris Morgan, the film is produced by Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Dany Garcia, Kelly McCormick, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.
Photo Credit Note:
EC is: Eric Charbonneau/Le Studio Photography for Universal Pictures
BR is: Blair Raughley/Le Studio Photography for Universal Pictures
SK is: Stewart Cook/Le Studio Photography for Universal Pictures