What the latest trailer lacks in sense, it makes up in villainous Idris Elba and pint-chugging Jason Statham.
It’s been a good weekend for Fast & Furious fans. On Friday, a brand new trailer for the upcoming franchise spinoff Hobbs & Shaw gave us our first look at The Rock and Jason Statham as reluctant partners in buddy crime, teaming up against a debonair Idris Elba as the bad guy.
And on Sunday, during Super Bowl 53, a second spot offered a few more details — including additional glimpses of our heroes’ cantankerous partnership and (yesss) a few more moments of Idris being badass.
Granted, the entire premise of this film seems to shift the Fast & Furious franchise into something very like science fiction. Elba’s character, Brixton, is apparently claiming to be a kind of human-computer hybrid that represents the next stage in human evolution but mostly just appears to turn his veins green. This is not a story that seems based in logic, is what I’m saying.
Then again, given that this is a franchise where humans regularly maneuver cars under semi-trailers and drive off skyscrapers without a scratch, maybe a computerized Idris Elba isn’t really such a stretch.
You can watch Hobbs & Shaw’s full Super Bowl trailer above. And in case you missed it, here’s Friday’s trailer too: