The Fast and Furious universe is getting a whole lot bigger with the upcoming release of Hobbs and Shaw.
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will team up in the first installment of the new franchise to go head to head with Idris Elba’s villain, Braxton.
The Rock posted an image with him, Statham, Elba on the set of the spinoff on IG. “An exclusive
We’re either gonna get along or we get it on. Fuuuck gettin’ along, gettin’ it on is way more fun.” wrote Johnson.
Johnson also teased that fans will get an Epic villain with Idris Elba stepping into the role of the main baddie.
“Our goal with Idris to make him the baddest villain the franchise has ever seen. Coming in, he is undefeated. And for a guy who is undefeated, three men enter and either one man leaves or two leave. And I say that respectfully because there have been so many bad guys who we’ve had over the years. But Idris is the perfect guy. Obviously, he’s a phenomenal actor, really brings a great weight and quality to the role — and a viability. He’s a big man and he’s a legitimate badass and a legitimate martial artist. I’ll tell you this, the past 10 days have been the finale; we’ve been shooting the big main event between us and Brixton. We’ve been fighting and it’s been pretty badass and painful, but great.”
Hobbs and Shaw will star Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, and Vanessa Kirby. The film will be the start of a new action franchise for Universal Pictures.
Hobbs and Shaw hits theaters on August 2, 2019.