Mission: Impossible – Odd Couple.
As this first trailer for the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw opens with Fallout‘s Vanessa Kirby, you wouldn’t fault an M:I fan for briefly getting their hopes up that this was another Ethan Hunt adventure. (The marketers, no doubt, were strategically playing off of Kirby’s association with Tom Cruise‘s popular spy blockbusters.)
Instead what’s revealed is the first official “extended universe” entry into the Fast & Furious franchise, led by the two buff action stars we love to see hate each other in the title roles, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
The mix of gonzo action and tongue-in-cheek humor shows that this should give F&F fans exactly what they’ve come to expect and love from one of most enduring (and highest grossing) film series in Hollywood history.
Co-starring Idris Elba and Eiza González (Baby Driver), and directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — yes, that’s the full official title — opens this summer on August 2, 2019.