Dwayne Johnson is getting his own Fast and Furious spinoff and he is bringing Jason Statham for back up. The Rock confirmed that Idris Elba will be the main villain.
The Rock retweeted a post from THR breaking the news. “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” wrote Johnson.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 5, 2018
Elba has taken on more villain roles and brings a real threat for the action stars.
Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will helm the new franchise Hobbs and Shaw. Leitch made his filmmaking debut with Chad Stahelski as the co-directors of John Wick. Fast veteran Chris Morgan, who penned the previous six films in the series, is writing the upcoming film
Universal Pictures has dated the untitled Fast and Furious spinoff for July 26, 2019.