Deadpool 2 Director to Helm Dwayne Johnson's Fast and Furious Spinoff
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will officially helm Dwayne Johnson’s Fast and Furious spin-off.
Per Entertainment Weekly, Leitch has signed to direct the film which will follow Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and reformed villain Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). The untitled movie is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019.
Leitch has reportedly been the front-runner to helm the project for months. He’ll direct from a script by series veteran Chris Morgan. Along with the upcoming Deadpool 2, which debuts in theaters on May 18, Leitch’s other directing credits include Atomic Blonde and the first John Wick film, which he co-directed with Chad Stahelski.