– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Somehow, the Fast & Furious franchise has gone on to be one of the biggest franchises in film history. It’s so big, that’s it’s gotten too big to contain the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The two actors play the characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the films, and in the most recent The Fate of the Furious, the two basically stole the show from the rest of Vin Diesel’s “family.”

The film (tentatively titled Hobbs and Shaw) is slated to hit theaters on July 26, 2018, and as such, it was overdue for a director announcement. Luckily, EW has our back, and revealed that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has officially signed on to helm the spinoff film.

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This move isn’t exactly out of left field. He’s been the rumored frontrunner for months, and given his work on movies like John Wick and Atomic Blonde, it’s very clear that he has the action chops to direct something that’s bound to have lots of racing, explosions, and more than likely a good ol’ fashioned fist fight — hopefully between the two leads.

Leitch will be directing from a script written by Chris Morgan, who wrote the last six entries in the Fast & Furious franchise. Do you think Leitch was a good choice for this film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.