Sequel Already In Development

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Universal has given the green light for a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw and that production has already started.

With the majority of the film industry shut down for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic, The Rock has offered an update during a recent Instagram Live session. When asked, he confirms to fans that the sequel is indeed in development, but it seems as though it may be a little further out than anticipated.

According to Collider, Johnson said –

“We are developing now the next film, the next [Hobbs & Shaw] movie, and I’m pretty excited about it…Just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go,”

Another chapter of the action movie was expected, screenwriter Chris Morgan and director David Leitch left multiple threads for its possible future, including the identity of Idris Elba’s Brixton’s Eteon boss.

Leitch and Morgan reportedly wanted Keanu Reeves (John Wick) for the role of the big bad, so should a script be done in time for a gap in Reeves’ scheduling between the next John Wick and Matrix films, this might work

Released last year, Hobbs & Shaw starred Johnson, Jason Statham, Elba, and Vanessa Kirby. The movie was well-received, and made a respectable $760 million worldwide box-office, on an estimated $200 million budget.