Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw almost featured an appearance by John Wick star Keanu Reeves opposite Dwayne Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw expanded the Fast & Furious universe by introducing several new characters who were seemingly set up for future installments on the spin-off. However, while it ultimately never came to pass, Hobbs and Shaw very nearly appearance by John Wick star Keanu Reeves as well. While details on the nature of his planned appearance were not provided, The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch notes that Keanu Reeves was so close to making an appearance that the filmmakers considered shooting material with the John Wick star during the post-production phase of Hobbs and Shaw.
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) August 5, 2019
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ver 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.
Directed by David Leitch from a script written by Chris Morgan, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw will be released in theaters on August 2, 2019, while Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 3 will be available on digital download starting August 23, 2019, followed by a Blu-ray 4K UHD and DVD release on September 10.