With director David Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw now in theaters, I recently sat down with the film’s co-writer Drew Pearce for an exclusive interview. While you may know Pearce’s name from writing and directing last year’s Hotel Artemis, he’s also an extremely busy screenwriter, not only having co-written Hobbs & Shaw with Chris Morgan, but also having worked on Iron Man 3 with Shane Black, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and a few other things behind-the-scenes.
During the extended interview, Pearce talked about how he got involved with Hobbs & Shaw, his relationship with David Leitch, the great banter between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, his thoughts on Mandarin being part of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, how Kevin Feige figured out the secret to sequels, what his Netflix movie Quartermaster is about,the horror movie he’s co-writing with Mandy’s Aaron Stewart-Ahn, how he’s developing a TV show with Sterling K. Brown for Brown to be the lead, and so much more.
Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about.
- How has the last year been?
- What TV show would he like to guest write and direct?
- What movie has he seen the most?
- What was the last thing he was obsessed with?
- Quartermaster Calls it a movie about our relationship with technology. Hopes to shoot it next summer.
- How he’s co-writing a horror movie with Mandy’s Aaron Stewart-Ahn. Says the movie isn’t as gonzo as Mandy and it’s an ensemble piece.
- What are his thoughts on Mandarin being part of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?
- How what Marvel has done will never be repeated.
- How Kevin Feige figured out the secret to sequels which is take the same characters and put them in a different genre.
- How did he get involved in Hobbs & Shaw?
- His relationship with David Leitch.
- The great banter between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
- Deleted scenes talk.
- After he wrapped on Hobbs & Shaw what came next?
- How he’s developing a TV show with Sterling K. Brown for Brown to be the lead. Says it would allow him to show his swagger side and it would be a cable show.
- Scheduling talk and how it affects many movies.
- How reshoots shouldn’t be something to be afraid of. Judge the movie when it’s done.
- How they were working on Iron Man 3 two weeks past the drop dead date to finish the movie.