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Spin-off movies: 5 that worked, 5 that stunk

Fans of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise should be excited at the news that the first ‘F&F spin-off movie is in development, centred on Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. However, spin-off movies have had a pretty rocky road in the past; will the Hobbs/Shaw movie prove a high point in this rarefied body of work? (Picture credit: WENN)

Spin-off movies: 5 that worked, 5 that stunk

Ben Bussey
UK Movies Writer

The internet is all a-flutter at the news that a ‘Fast & Furious’ spin off movie is in the works, centred on the characters played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham. However, while this may be an exciting prospect for fans of high-octane action, we might want to give pause for thought about just how often spin-off movies have worked in the past. There have been some great ones, for sure, but there have been some turkeys too. Let’s consider some of those highs and lows here.