Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw(also known simply asHobbs & Shawand asFast & Furious: Hobbs & Shawinternationally) is a 2019 Americanaction filmdirected byDavid Leitchand written byChris MorganandDrew Pearce, from a story by Morgan.
Series star and producerVin Dieselfirst said in 2015 that possible spin-offs were in early development, andHobbs & Shawwas officially announced in October 2017. Leitch signed on to direct in April 2018, and Kirby and Elba both joined the cast that July. Filming began in September and lasted through January 2019, mostly taking place inLondonandGlasgow.
Hobbs & Shawpremiered at theDolby TheatreinHollywoodon July 13, 2019, was theatrically released in the United States on August 2, 2019, and has grossed $758 million worldwide, becoming theeighth highest-grossing film of 2019. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of Johnson, Statham, and Kirby as well as its visual style and action choreography finesse, although criticism was aimed at its plot and runtime