Idris Elba to Face Off Against Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff

In case one did not know, there is a Fast and Furious spinoff film in the works. Spinoffs seem to be popular in the industry right now with upcoming releases like Sony’s Venom and Paramount’s Bumblebee. Dwayne Johnson, who probably has the best streak of being consistently on a theater screen throughout the year from all of Hollywood, will be leading the spinoff with the same charisma that helped revitalize the franchise years ago. He will reprise the role of special agent Luke Hobbs and joining him will be Jason Statham reprising the role of criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw.

Titled Hobbs and Shaw, the film will focus on the two foes joining forces yet again (first seen in The Fate of the Furious) to stop some threat. That is literally all that was known about the film until now. Variety has just broken the news on who will be responsible for the threat that will unite Hobbs and Shaw together again.

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Statham and Johnson in The Fate of the Furious 

If the movie did not already have your attention, then Idris Elba taking on another villainous role will. Elba will be playing the villain facing off against Hobbs and Shaw. His inclusion only increases the odds of this spinoff attracting a turnout at the box office. Elba’s last popular villainous roles were Krall in Star Trek: Beyond and Shere Khan in The Jungle Book (2016).  Those who have seen these films can agree that Elba knows how to own a screen with an evil presence.

David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde) is attached to direct with a screenplay penned by Chris Morgan. Morgan has written the last five films in the Fast and Furious franchise. It is safe to say that Hobbs and Shaw will fit in neatly with the rest of the saga. How excited are you to see Elba in another evil role? Let us know your thoughts on our social media and make sure to stay tuned for all updates from this spinoff!

Source: Variety

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