Deadpool 2 Director David Leitch in Talks for Fast & Furious Spinoff

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Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in early talks to direct the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in early talks to direct the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is in early talks to take the helm of the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff, according to THR. The film would star Dwayne Johnson’s Agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. The Fast & Furious spinoff will follow Hobbs, the Diplomatic Security Service agent, and the assassin 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 War.

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Deadpool 2 will hit theaters on May 18. A trailer for the film was released earlier today.

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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