The cast for the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw continues to expand. We previously reported that Eddie Marsan was in the cast, and in July we learned that Idris Elba was going to play the villain. Now we have the first look at Elba as the film’s baddie. Dwayne Johnson just Instagramed the following message and image to fans:
Obviously, not much is known about the villain other than his name is “Brixton” and he is “undefeated”, but obviously a movie where Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham square off against Idris Elba is probably going to sell some tickets.
What will be surprising is to see how this movie compares to the next Fast & Furious entry. Keep in mind that this spinoff exists in part because Johnson and Vin Diesel can’t stand each other, but Universal wanted to keep both actors around. How much would it piss off Diesel if Hobbs & Shaw makes more money than Fast & Furious 9? I can’t wait to find out.
Hobbs & Shaw is due to open on August 2, 2019.