All Upcoming Jason Statham Movies We Are Excited About

Jason Statham is not only a major movie star but also an embodiment of the alpha male. Statham has established himself as one of the best action heroes in the movie business today taking the reigns over from his predecessors like Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Dolph Lundgren, Carl Weathers and the great Sylvester Stallone. Statham is well-known for performing his own stunts and playing irredeemable, and Machiavellian characters. As a child, Jason practiced kung fu, kickboxing, and karate recreationally, which explains his agility, stamina, and vigor even at the age of 50.

Jason Statham not only was our idol and hero whilst growing up but he’s an actor who showcased his nuanced and best performances in Snatch, Cellular and Safe. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jason Statham movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jason Statham films and TV Show scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest new Jason Statham movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.

5. Viva La Madness

Viva La Madness is an upcoming TV series, which will be produced by Gaumont International based on J.J. Connolly’s novel of the same name with Jason Statham as the lead of the TV drama. Connolly will handle writing the screenplay and is also executive producing alongside Statham and Steven Chasman. Viva la Madness explores the story of an anonymous hero who is stranded in the Caribbean, far away from the criminal activities that he once wanted to get away from. He soon joins forces with two robust London gangsters: the menacing Sonny King and his paranoid partner Roy “Twitchy” Burns, which is exactly the opposite of what he wanted in the first place.

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4. Untitled Hong Kong-set Action Thriller

Jason Statham will be starring in the upcoming Untitled Hong Kong-set Action Thriller which will be written by Kurt Wimmer. Statham will produce the movie via his production company SJ Pictures along with his longtime collaborator Steven Chasman. Gongming Cai and Julien Favre of Road Pictures will also be joining Statham and Chasman as the producers. The story of the film centres around an ex-pat Brit living in Hong Kong, who ends up going on the run with a high-level Chinese intelligence agent in order to solve a kidnapping.

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3. Spy 2

Paul Feig, the man behind successful films like Freaks and Geeks, Ghostbusters and Spy is keen on returning to direct the sequel to the Melissa McCarthy starrer Spy, which was a success at the Box office and grossed over $200 million. Although not much is known about the plot of Spy 2, the sequel will centre around Statham’s character Rick this time around. The director had this to say in an interview regarding the sequel. “That’s another world that I don’t want to walk away from. It’s the first thing I did that I set up to be a possible franchise and Melissa is dying to do it. I have a story for it, and a funny idea that will kick it off that involves Statham. … Susan Cooper is one of my favourite characters I’ve ever come up with, Rick Ford is possibly the one I’ll take to the grave with me. Will he get any more self-aware in the sequel? No, god no. He’ll get less self-aware.”

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2. Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

Deadpool director David Leitch will be directing the upcoming Fast and Furious Spin-off “Hobbs and Shaw.” Filming of the spinoff has begun and Universal Studios has set a July 26, 2019 release date for Hobbs and Shaw. Not much is known about the plot of the film but Chris Morgan, who has written every Fast & Furious franchise film since Tokyo Drift will be writing the screenplay of the upcoming movie.

David Leitch will be making the film more grounded than the Fast & Furious franchise and he had this say regarding Hobbs and Shaw. “I think it’s going to be a little bit more grounded because it’s the beginning. It’s an origin story, in a sense. It’s not an origin story, but we’re starting a franchise. So we want it to be a little bit more grounded, a little bit more character-centric. We’re going to set up the stakes for these guys and their relationship, but we’re also going to have some great set pieces and some action that you’d expect from that type of franchise.”

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1. The Meg (2018)

The Meg is an upcoming American-Chinese science fiction action horror film, which is directed by Jon Turteltaub. Dean Georgaris is writing the screenplay. The film has a budget of $150 million, which is slated for an August 10, 2018 release date. The Meg will star Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis with the story centred around a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called a Megalodon, which attacks a research submersible, leaving its crew stranded. Diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited to save the crew, who himself has encountered this prehistoric monster before.

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