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“I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not, but these are ingrained in my DNA,” says Johnson. “I’ve got a million more brutal smackdowns. They are all just waiting to come out.”

Spinoffs, when used the right way, can be fun ways to explore fresh and new corners of a pre-established universe. When you are Hobbs & Shaw and your universe just happens to be the Fast & Furious cinematic playground, where each film seems to retcon something important to the plot of the most recent film, it definitely helps to have that sort of breathing room.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, or just plain old Hobbs & Shaw, as the world typically calls it, is the first venture of that type to give Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his family a run for their thematic money. To make sure that fans of the franchise were pleased, while also being welcoming to those who might be entering the ring for the first time, there are some key ingredients that writer Chris Morgan and director David Leitch kept in mind when crafting Hobbs & Shaw into the supercharged action-comedy that hits theaters this weekend.