If it all goes according to plan, Idris Elba will be joining the Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. The British actor is currently in negotiations to star in the film as the lead antagonist.
Both Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will stand to gain a lot with the inclusion of Elba, especially as Hobbs and Shaw attempts to sprint away from the Fast & Furious franchise.
Johnson took to Twitter to provide his support for Elba:
“I promised we were going to make this Fast & Furious spin off awesome and grow our franchise properly. He’s a bad man (legit bad ass). I better toughen up #HobbsAndShaw”
Hobbs and Shaw will arrive in July 2019 and will see Johnson and Statham star alongside Vanessa Kirby who is set to play Owen Shaw’s sister. The film will be directed by David Leitch.