When it was announced that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham were starring in a spinoff Fast and the Furious movie, it was easy to become skeptical that it would succeed. But now that we know who the villain will be, our hype has gone up quite a bit.
Idris Elba will play the villain in the upcoming Fast and the Furious spinoff movie. Elba is best known for his role in Luther, The Wire and the Thor movies. Not much is known about Elba’s character, although sources say he will likely play the villain in the movie.
Not much is known about the upcoming spinoff movie, tentatively titled Hobbs and Shaw. We know that, obviously, the two actors’ characters from the Fast movies will be the main stars and that their families will somehow be involved.
We also know it’s directed by David Leitch, who also made Deadpool 2 and John Wick. So we can assume the action scenes will be pretty awesome, which isn’t surprising for a Fast and the Furious movie.
It’s so weird to think where this franchise has gone after it started out as a mostly mediocre series about illegal street racing.