– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We haven’t heard much from the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw Fast & Furious spinoff ever since the drama with Tyrese Gibson died down. However, the one thing we did hear revolved around the potential director for the action flick — Deadpool 2‘s David Leitch. Early last month, he was in talks to direct, which would be a pretty solid get for the film.

While there is no update as to whether or not Leitch has taken the job, the latest rumor from Omega Underground suggests that things have gone through. According to the outlet, cameras are set to start rolling on the Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham flick on September 4, 2018. Given that Johnson’s Jungle Cruise ends production in August, it seems like this rumor is very likely to be true.

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While this is all great news, this production start day is a bit brutal in terms of the turnaround. The film is slated for a July 26, 2019 release date. This would give the filmmakers around 11 months to get the flick out into theaters. Sure, this isn’t uncommon practice (Marvel Studios seems to do it on the regular these days), but it does put an awful lot of pressure on a fairly new concept.

We can only hope that all their ducks are in a row so that they won’t have any unexpected delays — especially since they hope to get another Fast & Furious film out a year later.

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

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.