With director David Leitch’s Hobbs & Shaw now playing in theaters around the world and IMAX, a few days ago I got to talk to Dwayne Johnson about the movie. Since he’s done plenty of talking about the action scenes and why he wanted to make the Fast & Furious spinoff, I had one goal when I sat down with him: to have fun and make him laugh.
To make that happen, I decided to ask a number of questions pitting Hobbs against Shaw: Who ruined the most takes, who has more hair, and who is faster at learning their lines, and more. After a few Hobbs vs. Shaw questions, it was time to debate who would win in a fight if Hobbs and Shaw took on some other action icons like Jason Bourne, Deadpool, John Wick, John McClane, Rocky Balboa, Bruce Lee, Ellen Ripley, and a few others.
As you’ve seen in the trailers, in the spinoff, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) must team up with Shaw (Jason Statham) to stop Brixton (Idris Elba), a superhuman anarchist bent on releasing a biothreat on the world. Hobbs & Shaw also stars Vanessa Kirby as Shaw’s sister, Helen Mirren as Shaw’s mother, Eiza Gonzalex, Eddie Marsan, and Cliff Curtis. The film is produced by Chris Morgan, Johnson, Statham and Hiram Garcia. The executive producers are Kelly McCormick, Dany Garcia, Steven Chasman, Ethan Smith and Ainsley Davies.
Check out what he had to say in the player above and below is exactly what I asked followed by the official synopsis.
- Who ruined the most takes Hobbs or Shaw?
- Who is most likely to get it on the first take Hobbs or Shaw?
- Who is fastest at getting out of their trailer Hobbs or Shaw?
- Who has more hair Hobbs or Shaw?
- Who is faster at learning their lines Hobbs or Shaw?
- Who wins in a fight Hobbs and Shaw or Jason Bourne?
- Hobbs and Shaw or Deadpool?
- Hobbs and Shaw or John Wick?
- Hobbs and Shaw or John McClane?
- Hobbs and Shaw or Rocky?
- Hobbs and Shaw or Chev Chelios from Crank?
- Hobbs and Shaw or Bruce Lee?
- Hobbs and Shaw or Ellen Ripley in Aliens?
Here’s the official synopsis for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw:
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.