Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to reveal the first look at Idris Elba in the upcoming first-ever spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise, Hobbs & Shaw.
Johnson posted the image on his Instagram account this afternoon, revealing Elba as the film’s villain, Brixton. Details on the film’s plot remain under wraps, however, the film is set to feature an unlikely team-up between Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw after the franchise breakout’s discovered an undeniable chemistry in The Fate of the Furious.
You can check out the first look at Elba in Hobbs and Shaw Below.
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I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains. A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW. The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS. So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!! As I always say, we either gonna get along or we gonna get it on… and fuck getting along ? #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 ? @hhgarcia41
Hobbs & Shaw is being directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script written by franchise veteran Chris Morgan. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Seven Bucks Productions’ Hiram Garcia are producing the film.
The film stars Johnson, Statham, Vanessa Kirby, and Elba.
A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
Hobbs & Shaw will hit theaters August 2, 2019.