Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has given us our first glimpse of Idris Elba as Brixton, the villain in upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw.
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Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the action star posted a black-and-white photo from the set of the film, and shared some new info about Elba’s character.
“Heroes are only as great as their greatest villains,” he wrote. “A pleasure to introduce the man himself Idris Elba. We brought [him] to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes Hobbs & Shaw.”
Check out the photo below.
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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. 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. So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!! As I always say, we either gonna get along or we gonna get it on… and fuck getting along ???? #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 ???? @hhgarcia41
The Rock also confirmed that Elba will play Brixton, an “undefeated” villain who will have “the showdown of all showdowns” with the titular duo.
In the new film, The Rock’s Luke Hobbs will form an unlikely alliance with on-again-off-again bad guy Owen Shaw (Jason Statham).
There has been no official confirmation of plot details as yet, but it is likely set between Fast & Furious 8 and 9. It is being helmed by Deadpool 2 director David Leitch.
Hobbs & Shaw is set to be released in UK cinemas on 2 August 2019. Don’t forget to watch Fast and Furious movies in order first.