We’ll let you know whether you should stick around long after the credits have rolled
When people talk about the biggest movies franchises in the world, they tend to brush aside the “Fast and Furious” movies — even though the biggest movies in the world outside North America in 2015 and 2017 were “Furious 7” and “The Fate of the Furious.” It’s the only franchise in history to have two movies earn a billion dollars each internationally — no, Marvel and “Star Wars” have not managed it. So it’s a big deal that “Fast and Furious” is now dropping its first spinoff, a first expansion of its universe into something bigger.
But “Fast and Furious” movies have generally not rolled with the standard franchise behavior of tossing in mid- or post-credits scenes that tease future installments. Out of the eight movies prior to “Hobbs & Shaw,” only three have included any kind of bonus scene during or after the credits.
The most notable example related to “Hobbs & Shaw” came when Jason Statham’s character, Deckard Shaw, made his first appearance in the mid-credits scene on “Fast & Furious 6,” when it revealed that he was actually responsible for Han’s death in “Tokyo Drift.” There was also that bonus scene on “Fast Five” that revealed that Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was somehow actually still alive. And the original film saw Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) having successfully fled to Mexico after Brian (Paul Walker) gave him his car at the end of the movie.
But those are the only two times that a “Fast and Furious” movie has included a bonus scene during or after the credits — neither “Furious 7” nor “The Fate of the Furious” had one. So does Dwayne Johnson’s “Hobbs & Show” spinoff have a mid- or post-credits scene?
Yes, it does. It actually has three mid-credit/post-credit scenes — two during the credits and one at the very end.
And seriously, stop reading now if you don’t want to know what happens in the movie at all, because this post will spoil some major cameos.
Mid-credit scene number one: Ryan Reynolds, who plays the CIA agent Locke in the movie, calls Luke Hobbs (Johnson) to tell him his job is far from over after securing the deadly virus. He seems to be in some sort of bunker, surrounded by a bunch of unconscious people and/or corpses, having just concluded some kind of big fight scene that we didn’t see. They exchange some banter — despite the talk about a new virus, which Reynolds describes in disgusting detail, this does not appear to actually be a tease for a future movie. It’s just there so Reynolds can deliver some more jokes.
If you recall, Reynolds at the beginning of the movie told Hobbs that Vanessa Kirby’s character Hattie Shaw successfully impaled someone with a red brick, and he had no idea how that was even humanly possible. Turns out, he can do it too.
The second additional scene features Hobbs calling his frenemy Deckard Shaw. We thought they might have buried their hatchet, but the scene kind of shows otherwise — in the scene, Hobbs calls the cops on Shaw who is in a pub in London and tells him “I’ll be seeing you.” Basically, Hobbs “swatted” him.
And in the final extra scene, at the end of the credits, we get more of Reynolds in the bunker talking to Hobbs on the phone. This time, Reynolds cracks some jokes about the series finale of “Game of Thrones” — yes, really. It’s quite amusing.
Though, yeah, they’ll probably make another “Hobbs & Shaw” movie at some point, none of this can really be considered a tease of whatever that will be since none of these extra scenes involved the villainous Eteon organization that drove the plot of this movie. So we’ll just have to wait and see what’s up whenever the inevitably sequel actually happens.
“Hobbs & Shaw” is the first spinoff of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and was directed by David Leitch. Johnson, Statham, Kirby, Idris Elba and Eiza Gonzalez star.
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