The Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson ‘Fast & Furious’ spin-off ‘Hobbs & Shaw’, hit the ground running on its release and ever since there has anticipation hanging in the air for a sequel.
Finally, word has come in via producer Hiram Garcia during an interview with ComicBook.com that the story for the follow-up has been penned by the hands of the franchise’s go-to writer Chris Morgan. Garcia opened up and revealed that the story will yet again be a “big fun movie” and that they are full steam ahead on the project.
“For us, we 100% want to do our part: continue to tell that story, ride with Hobbs. He’s always connected to those guys and the way those things intertwine, we’re gonna have to find out, but we’re full steam ahead on that, we’ve got a great story, a big fun story.
“Chris Morgan is a brilliant writer and he’s taken that entire universe in so many different directions but that’s definitely moving along, just having a conversation about it right before you and I spoke, and I’m real excited where it’s going but we’ll continue to push along.
“We know fans wanted it, that first one, was received really well and so that’s what we needed to know, that the fans wanted more, so we’re going to deliver it.”
Garcia also commented that the team are 100% committed to expanding the ‘Furious’ world with a number of spin-offs’.
“We’re always thinking ahead and we’ve been developing right away, we actually have a really great story that we’ve been cooking up. Chris Morgan has been writing, and I think that’s the beauty, it’s the Fast & Furious universe, right?
“I think it’s not so much about separating or anything, they all fall under the umbrella of Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious universe, and Fast & Furious is the mothership but obviously, that franchise is so beloved and has so many fans, and there are so many stories to tell within it.”
In the meantime, the next instalment in the franchise comes with Justin Lin’s ‘F9; The Fast Saga’ which is due to drop on June 25th.