If a new rumor is correct, the future of Hobbs & Shaw could become a little more marvelous with the help of Brie Larson. Last year’s Hobbs & Shaw proved the versatility of the Fast & Furious franchise, and that this universe could draw an audience without Vin Diesel has his familia. The film made over $759 million worldwide, a respectable amount for a spinoff of a series that routinely makes over a billion dollars. It stands to reason that with the Fast & Furious franchise supposedly concluding with Fast & Furious 10 (uh-huh, sure), that Universal would be looking for a way to continue this series in whatever way they can.
According to gossip writer Daniel Richtman, as reported by We Got This Covered, Hobbs & Shaw 2 might be looking to bring Brie Larson into a second installment. Richtman says, “A sequel is in the works and they are interested to bring back most of the cast of the first one and give them bigger roles. Like Reynolds. Also want to add more female characters. They are interested in Brie Larson to join or someone like her.”
While Fast and Furious has been known for its diverse cast of both male and female stars, Hobbs & Shaw – as the name implies – was mostly focused on Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw, so expanding this new universe out makes complete sense. As of right now, the most significant female presence in the franchise is Vanessa Kirby, who played Shaw’s sister, Hattie, and Helen Mirren, who played Queenie, mother of Shaw and Hattie. If Hobbs & Shaw 2 wants to expand their roster of ass-kicking females, they can’t do much better than Brie Larson.
As Richtman says, it does seem as though Hobbs & Shaw 2 would try to expand on some of the characters that had smaller roles in the first film. Director David Leitch told Collider as much in an interview, where he mentions that Ryan Reynolds’ cameo in the first film could grow into a more substantial part in the future. Maybe the same could be true for Kevin Hart, who appeared as Air Marshall Dinkley, or for actors like Cliff Curtis, Eiza Gonzalez, and Rob Delaney, who didn’t get enough screen time in Hobbs & Shaw.
Johnson has also confirmed that Hobbs & Shaw 2 is currently in the works, saying on an Instagram video, “Chris Morgan, of course, will write again, Seven Bucks Productions will produce again. We created a lot of great characters, from Vanessa Kirby’s character to Idris Elba, and Eiza Gonzalez. And now in this next installment, we have a few more surprises and great characters to create. Not characters that Hobbs can just kick the shit out of, because that’s boring, but characters I think that you guys are gonna fall in love with. Villains, anti-heroes, and heroes across the board.”
It’ll be interesting to see if Brie Larson would be one of those villains, anti-heroes, or just a hero, and whether or not she could also kick the shit out of Hobbs.
Hopefully, Brie Larson would be able to make time for Hobbs & Shaw 2. Captain Marvel II is currently in pre-production, with plans for a July 8, 2022 release. In addition to that, Larson has three projects in the works for various streaming platforms.
Larson will star in Lady Business, a Netflix film about the challenges for female entrepreneurs. She will also star and produce in a biopic for Amazon Studios about Victoria Woodhull, the first female presidential candidate in the United States. Larson also is lined up to star in a new Apple TV+ series about the life of CIA officer Amaryllis Fox. And fingers crossed she’ll one day get that Metroid movie up and going as well. But even with this packed schedule, it would be great to see Brie Larson fighting and racing alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the near future.