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What Hobbs & Shaw's Post-Credits Scenes Tell Us About the Sequel

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Fast & Furious Presents : Hobbs & Shaw, in theaters now.

Hobbs & Shaw ends on a positive note, with Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) able to withdraw the super-virus from Shaw's sister, MI6 agent Hattie Shaw (Vanessa Kirby). They were even able to defeat Brixton (Idris Elba), despite his cybernetic enhancements.

Although the nefarious organization Eteon is still out there, and end the film taunting Hobbs, its plan to destroy society has been stopped. However, it doesn't end there: The film has a handful of short scenes during the credits that tease the tone of potential future installments of the Fast & Furious spinoff series.

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LOCKE AND HOBBS

Hobbs & Shaw

A thread running through the credits centers on Hobbs talking to CIA agent, and reluctant friend, Locke (Ryan Reynolds in a surprise cameo). Locke was the one who recruited Hobbs for the mission to stop Brixton in the first place, playing up the massive man crush he has on Hobbs. In this scene, he calls about another super-virus threatening the world that's somehow even worse than the one they just stopped. In true Reynolds form, Locke is incredibly talkative, even referencing his disappointment with the end of Game of Thrones while failing to appropriately update Hobbs on the situation.

It initially appears Locke had been seriously wounded in his escape, but it’s revealed he’s not even bleeding. The sequence plays out like an extended reel for Locke to join Hobbs and Shaw on their next mission. His quick mouth and surprising skills -- he did stab a guy with a brick, to his own surprise -- could make him a fun member of the team.

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PRANK WAR

The other post-credits scene references a joke from earlier in the film in which Shaw has Hobbs flagged down as a potential threat while boarding a plane. That gets him pulled out of security and barely able to make his flight in time. After the events of the film, Shaw heads to a pub to grab a drink, and receives a call from Hobbs.

Hobbs has put out a fake arrest warrant for Shaw as retribution, and a group of officers has surrounded him with the intention of arresting him. Shaw promises this isn’t over, and Hobbs laughs as he hangs up the phone. With the pair fully burying the hatchet over the course of the film, the prank war vibe gives the ending a playful sense of fun that could (and should) carry over to any potential future film.

At least they're not throwing each other through windows anymore.

THE FUTURE

Both post-credits scenes add to the comedic tone of the film -- especially where Locke is concerned. Reynolds would fit perfectly within the ever-expanding universe of the franchise, especially if it continued to embrace the more absurd comedy inherent in the ever-escalating series. He could be a fun counterpoint to the self-serious Hobbs and Shaw.

However, neither scene reveals anything new about Eteon, the mysterious organization behind Brixton's activities. The group ends the movie hinting it has a deeper connection to Hobbs than he realizes, but doesn't elaborate any further. It's not even confirmed whether Eteon is the group responsible for trying to steal the new virus that Locke is trying to protect, although it certainly is a possibility. But more likely than not, both post-credits scenes are more geared toward earning one last laugh before the film ends.

Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script by franchise veteran Chris Morgan, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby.

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