Actor Idris Elba, who has starred in films like Star Trek Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok and given the voice over of Share Khan is in final negotiations to play the lead antagonist in Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham starrer Hobs and Shaw. David Leitch, director of Deadpool 2 (and stuntman in nearly a hundred different movies), has been confirmed as well. The film will see the often-at-odds pair teaming up.
As much as Hobbs and Shaw may be a spin-off that fans of the series were hoping for, it may also be an easy way to keep the stars on the big screen without causing any additional problems. Johnson's Luke Hobbs has been a popular part of the Fast & Furious movies since his debut in the fifth installment, and Universal has been trying to find a way to cash in on that popularity with a spin-off film.
Little is known about what Elba's role will entail, but the script is now being worked on by Chris Morgan who's written every Fast entry since Tokyo Drift.
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Johnson will produce alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through Seven Bucks Productions. "Every hero is only as good as their villain". Hobbs and Shaw is set to explode into cinemas next summer on 26 July.