The Rock’s Fast and Furious spinoff is currently filming, and the man has brought us our first look at another new character. Previously we got a look at how Idris Elba will look when he takes the screen as the villain of Hobbs and Shaw, but now we have a look at somebody else a little more “in the family.” Vanessa Kirby will be playing the sister of Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw. Meet Hattie.
It seems that if you’re a member of the Shaw family, you’re destined to be involved in the law, either enforcing it or breaking it. While Deckard Shaw and his brother Owen entered the world of the Fast and Furious series as criminals, Hattie Shaw is actually an MI6 agent. Based on the fact that the Shaw matriarch, as played by Helen Mirren in The Fate of the Furious also has a tenuous relationship with honesty, it makes it seem like Hattie Shaw may be the black sheep of the family, potentially making her the most interesting member of the Shaw clan.
It seems that while Hattie Shaw may be related to Deckard, she’ll have a closer relationship with Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs, something that won’t sit well with Deckard. Clearly, this is where some of the film’s more humorous elements will come in. While Hobbs and Shaw will be working together in the new movie that is named for them, it seems clear that, like in The Fate of the Furious, this will be a relationship of convenience, not something either party is all that thrilled about.
Hobbs and Shaw’s chemistry in the previous film came from the way the two were so entertaining in the way they hated each other. The two might respect each other, but that doesn’t mean Deckard will enjoy the fact that his sister is hanging out with Hobbs.
Vanessa Kirby is looking great in Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram picture. She stole her portion of the show earlier this year in Mission: Impossible – Fallout as a woman on the other side of the law, so seeing her playing one of the good guys in a similarly action-heavy franchise should be just as much fun.
Of course, the tables may be turned in the movie as well, as we’ve heard that Hattie Shaw won’t be the only sibling that we’ll meet in the new film. The word is Hobbs’ mother and brothers will also play into the story in some way. Maybe Shaw will end up paling around with them as a way to drive his partner equally nuts.
Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters next year as a sort of stopgap for the Fast and Furious franchise, as the already planned ninth entry in the series was originally set to be released in 2019, but has been delayed.