Idris Elba is Cast as a Villain in ‘Fast & Furious’ Spin-off

Idris Elba is Cast as a Villain in 'Fast & Furious' Spin-off

Idris Elba is cast as a villain in ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off.

Idris Elba is in final talks to play the villain in “Hobbs and Shaw.” The tentative title of the “Fast and Furious” spinoff will center around franchise stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Details on the project are under wraps but it appears that Johnson and Statham’s characters will team up to go against Elba’s character. Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has signed on to helm the upcoming film. The spin-off features a script from Chris Morgan, who has worked on the franchise since its 2006 release. ‘Tokyo Drift.’

Johnson’s Hobbs first appeared in 2011’s ‘Fast Five’. He has appeared in each Fast & Furious film since then. Statham’s Shaw made his debut in a post-credit scene during 2013’s ‘Fast Six.’ He then became the main antagonist of ‘Furious 7’ with an appearance in ‘The Fate of the Furious’ as well. The upcoming spin-off is a separate film from the in-development ninth and tenth films in the series. ‘Fast & Furious 9’ will be released on April 10, 2020 with ‘Fast & Furious 10’ set to conclude the series on April 2, 2021.

‘Shaw and Hobbs’ has an July 26, 2019 release date.

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