Hobbs & Shaw: the Rock shares first look at Idris Elba’s Mysterious Villain
With production underway on the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, we’re likely to see a plethora of set photos and behind-the-scenes images. One such image to appear comes courtesy of the Rock himself, who shared a first look at “the man himself” (via his Instagram), Idris Elba, who plays the villain Brixton in the action caper. Check out the picture below!
The film will follow Dwayne Johnson’s Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s assassin Deckard Shaw. The spin-off features a script from Chris Morgan, who has worked on the franchise since Tokyo Drift in 2006.
Johnson’s Hobbs first appeared in 2011’s Fast Five and has appeared in each Fast & Furious film since then, with Statham’s Shaw making his debut in a post-credit scene during 2013’s Fast Six and serving as 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.
Johnson will produce alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions. Statham, Neal H. Moritz for Original Film, and Chris Morgan for his eponymous production company will also produce, with executive producers Kelly McCormick, Steve Chasman, Amanda Lewis, Ainsley Davies, and Ethan Smith.
In addition to Johnson and Statham, The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby and Idris Elba are also set to star in the film with Elba playing the main villain. Hobbs & Shaw will hit the theaters on August 2, 2019.