The highly anticipated sequel to the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is currently on hold, as the logistics to produce it are complicated.

Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson won’t be working together again as soon as Hobbs and Shaw 2 is currently on hold. The one directed by David Leitch Fast and Furious The spinoff brought the two action superstars together in a surprisingly effective mix of the buddy-buddy formula and the gonzo-action craziness of its sister franchise.

Although it did not get the ridiculous reward like the recent Fast and Furious films, Hobbs and Shaw it was a certified success, grossing nearly $ 800 million worldwide. Its introduction of wacky sci-fi elements and shady worldwide secret organizations was well received by fans, raising hopes that they could leak into the main franchise. That said, the Fast and furious The franchise is already a huge animal and, unlike Hobbs & Shaw, is the priority of much of its cast. Alleged enmities Y Aside from the COVID pandemic, collecting all the stars needed for these projects long enough to fire them is a logistical nightmare.

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In an interview with Collider, series producer Kelly McCormick explained that Hobbs and Shaw 2 it’s basically on hold for now. However, the parties involved hope to achieve it.

“Everybody is really busy with that particular franchise. I mean, who’s busier than Dwayne Johnson? And it is fundamental to the project. To be honest, we are just waiting to hear. I think it’s something that would be amazing to continue, but I think everyone has been so busy working on projects on COVID of everything, that we are still waiting to hear … There is a lot of excitement about trying to do something. “

Statham and Johnson are generally very busy actors, and with Hollywood on a pretzel trying to work out COVID schedules, projects are falling into purgatory from left to right. With F9 delayed who knows how long, no one knows when Fast and Furious The franchise will regain its regularly scheduled action chaos. So far, there is not even a script for Hobbs and Shaw 2let alone a logistical breakdown of production needs.

It will be a while before we see another Hobbs and Shaw movie, which is sure to disappoint some. The movie was dumber than its sister franchise and it felt a little freer in its ability to roll with crazy ideas. Vin Diesel’s lack of involvement may have affected that sillier tone. Maybe yes F9 goes into space, the gap will close a bit. Sounds like Hobbs and Shaw 2 It’s still in the oven for at least a couple of years, so fans of the on-screen dynamic between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will have to be patient.

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Source: Collider

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