Deadpool 2’s David Leitch Confirmed to Direct Fast & Furious Spinoff

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Deadpool 2's David Leitch Confirmed for Fast & Furious Spinoff

Deadpool 2’s David Leitch confirmed to direct Fast & Furious spinoff

It was reported back in February that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch was in early talks to take the helm of the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff, and now a Tweet from the official Fast & Furious Twitter account confirms he has signed on the dotted line. The Fast & Furious spinoff will follow Dwayne Johnson’s Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s assassin Deckard Shaw, and has a script from Chris Morgan, who has worked on the franchise since Tokyo Drift in 2006.

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The Universal Pictures film has a release date of July 26, 2019. David Leitch started off as a stuntman, and transitioned into directing. He worked with Chad Stahelski on John Wick, which was their directorial debut. He also directed Atomic Blonde. He worked as a second unit director on films like Ninja AssassinHitman: Agent 47 and Captain America: Civil WarDeadpool 2 will hit theaters on May 18.

What do you guys think of David Leitch taking the helm on the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff? Are you excited to see the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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