Fast & Furious “combat contracts” for Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson are revealed in detail.

The Wall Street Journal recently published an intriguing article claiming that Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, and Vin Diesel each have individual “fight contracts” to make sure that their characters come across as tough as possible during the movies’ various fight scenes.

In order to ensure that punishment was meted out equitably and that Dominic Toretto never found himself on the wrong end of a fight, the report claims that during Fast & Furious 7 rehearsals, Vin Diesel came up with a points system where numerical values were allocated to various punches and attacks.

Diesel’s points strategy is said to have been abandoned, not because it was absurd, but because it was difficult for the crew to manage during the action scenes.

While The Rock says that Luke Hobbs “always gives as good as he gets,” Statham has reportedly struck a deal with Universal Studios that limits the amount of on-screen punishment his character Deckard Shaw can endure.

According to a Universal representative, “[the battles] ensure] every character has their moment and that all are recognized as strong opponents.” We never forget that each Fast & Furious character is a hero to someone watching.

Since their initial confrontation in 2015’s Furious 7, hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a devoted agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, have traded smack talk and body blows as they’ve attempted to take each other down.

These two sworn enemies will have to work together to take down the only person who might be worse than themselves when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) takes control of a sneaky bio-threat that could change humanity for all time and defeats a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby).

As it hurls action around the globe, from Los Angeles to London and from the deadly wasteland of Chernobyl to the lush splendor of Samoa, Hobbs & Shaw rips open a new door in the Fast universe.

In the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which is being directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2), Idris Elba (Luther), Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), and Eiza Gonzalez will make their franchise debuts alongside returning cast members Dwayne Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), and Helen Mirren ( (Baby Driver).

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