Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham headline Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, but is there a post-credits scene (or more) to wait around for? The Fast & Furious franchise has been around since 2001 and only grown in popularity over the past decade, with the last two entries (Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious) grossing well over $1 billion apiece. This year sees the release of the property's first spinoff in the form of Hobbs and Shaw, a movie that was partly inspired by the scenes where Johnson and Statham trash-talk one another in Fate of the Furious specifically.
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) and written by series writer Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), Hobbs & Shaw follows frenemies Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Statham) as they're forced to team up and find Shaw's sister Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) when she's targeted by Brixton (Idris Elba), a British ex-soldier turned terrorist who's been cyber-genetically enhanced. Johnson has already made it clear that the film is designed to kick off its own sub-franchise and has even teased the idea of casting actors like Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves in the next installment.
For those who are curious, Hobbs & Shaw actually features multiple post-credits scenes. The film's credits start rolling during its epilogue, but there are three additional stingers after that. Audiences will have to sit though the entire end credits to watch all three of them, so it's recommended that viewers simply remain comfortably seated once the credits get underway.
Post-credits scenes have become increasingly commonplace in franchise movies these days, and the Fast & Furious property is no exception. For example, Statham famously made his debut on the franchise during Fast & Furious 6's post-credits scene (which revealed that Shaw was responsible for Han's death in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). And while Johnson's Hobbs was introduced as an antagonist during Fast Five, he also appeared in an important post-credits that not only set the stage for his return in the sixth film, but also revealed that Michelle Rodriguez's character, Letty Ortiz, was still alive after her presumed death in Fast & Furious (2009).
Hobbs & Shaw's post-credits scenes are, in some ways, equally important and further lay the groundwork for a sequel. The film is projected to open with $60-70 million at the domestic box office and has earned generally positive reviews, so there's a pretty decent chance that Hobbs & Shaw 2 will ultimately come to pass. As such, those who want a heads-up on what to expect from the next movie especially would do best to sit still and hang around until the end credits are completely over.
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) release date: Aug 02, 2019
- Fast & Furious 9 (2020) release date: May 22, 2020