Sometimes, one movie isn’t enough, and that usually results in a sequel or two…or even three. The Fast and the Furious is a great example of one of those movies, spawning additional movies and a spin-off set to debut in 2019, and creating a massive, multi-billion dollar franchise that spanned more than 18 years.
The spin-off is called Hobbs & Shaw and follows Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Idris Elba).
Johnson gave fans a small preview of the film after posting a photo on social media, introducing and welcoming Elba:
“A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW. The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS.”
The Rampage actor also wrote about the importance of a good villain, dating back to his days as a professional wrestler:
“I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains.”
Deadpool 2’s David Leitch is directing the film. Chris Morgan, who has written for multiple The Fast and the Furious movies, wrote the screenplay.
Of course, alongside Johnson will be Jason Statham as Shaw, because a movie obviously can’t be called Hobbs & Shaw without Shaw. The movie also stars Mission: Impossible ÛÒ Fallout actress Vanessa Kirby as an M15 agent.
Elba is portraying a villain named Brixton, a global terrorist leader and criminal mastermind.
Sounds like a promising villain to us.
One fan called Elba the “perfect addition” to the spinoff:
Others seem to agree, maybe even to the point where movie-goers might be rooting for the villain, not the heroes!
Fans are so excited for the latest of the fast-paced franchise:
This will be the first spinoff from The Fast and the Furious, and the 10th movie total. Talk about a lot of street racing, right?
Ladies in particular seemed thrilled to have Johnson and Elba share a screen:
Because, I mean…have you seen them?
Johnson said this spin-off was “years in the making” and couldn’t be more stoked to have his “brother” and good friend on-screen with him:
“So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!”
The film is set to debut on August 2, 2019.