- "Deadpool 2" director David Leitch gives an update on the status of "Hobbs and Shaw," the first spin-off movie from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise.
- Leitch also explains why working with Ryan Reynolds has prepared him for working with social networks. media savvy Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
David Leitch may only have two feature films under his belt, but he is fast becoming one of the most sought-after directors of action films working today.
With the release of "Deadpool 2," Friday night, Leitch has proved with film number three that he is not afraid of the big stage ̵
But he is not ready to sit back and accept his luck. He is getting ready for his next movie.
Leitch has directed the first offshoot of Universal's popular "Fast and the Furious" franchise "Hobbs and Shaw", which puts Dwayne's "The Rock" in the limelight. Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Stathams Deckard Shaw
Both were screened in several films in the " Fast "franchise, but the two characters shone in" The Fate of the Furious "as unlikely tandem, and now they get their own movie.
"Dwayne and Jason's chemistry in this movie were some of my favorite pieces of it," Leitch told business insiders as he pressed for "Deadpool 2" on Tuesday. "It's exciting to be able to radiate something and make it your own imprint in this universe."
Cameras do not run until September, but Leitch said there was a working draft of the script and was thrilled with the process of making the story – especially with the writer who produced the film.
"Chris Morgan is the author and one of the producers, he wrote the majority of [‘Fast and Furious’] films," Letich said. "So we just enjoy this process."
Recently, Johnson has posted an Instagram image of him with Leitch and Statham and written in the caption: " I've been wanting to work with David for years Very talented and knows how to make bad asses, cool and funny characters
Asked if he would work with someone as good with social media as Johnson, Leitch would work with Ryan Reynolds on "Deadpool 2" was a good reason.
"I think if you look at how Ryan and Dwayne deal with social media and use them as an advertisement for their art, they're both really great," said Leitch, who admitted that Reynolds & # 39; intimate Involvement in the marketing strategy of "Deadpool 2" was something he had never experienced in a movie. "So there are a lot of lessons that I learned from Ryan in this experience that hopefully I will be able to absorb the experience I will have with Dwayne and Jason."
"Hobbs and Shaw" is scheduled for release in July 2019.