The first look at Idris Elba in The Fast and The Furious spin-off is here
He is playing the bad guy.
The Rock and Jason Statham are making a spin-off from The Fast and The Furious movies, where Hobbs and Shaw, their characters from the series, team up. And it is going to be the best movie ever made.
Of course, there is a clear difficulty here, in that who on earth could portray such an evil villain that it would take the combined might of The Stath and The Rock to defeat?
The answer, obviously, is Idris Elba. Yes, the man who brought life to Stringer Bell, Luther, and whatever the name of the guy in Pacific Rim was called, is entering the world of The Fast and The Furious.
The Rock has shared the first image of Idris Elba in the movie on his Instagram, and he looks kinda like a Power Ranger. In a good way though.
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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
In what might be a nod to his (and Jason Statham's) London roots, Elba's character is called Brixton, and according to The Rock's post, he is "Undefeated" and promises the "showdown of all showdowns", whatever that means.