Idris Elba Will Play The Villain In Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff That Might Be Set In The UK
The upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff has found its bad guy. Idris Elba has been cast as the villain in the forthcoming Hobbs and Shaw movie to play opposite Dwayne Johnson back as special agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw. The Rock welcomed Elba with “tattooed and open arms” on Twitter.
Elba has a ton of impressive acting credits including The Wire, Beasts of No Nation, Thor, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, Star Trek: Beyond, Luther, and The Office.
Elba is the third British actor in the film, joining Statham and Vanessa Kirby from The Crown. Kirby will play the sister of Statham’s character, who also happens to be an MI-5 UK counterintelligence agent. One could surmise that some or all of the movie will be based in Britain. The Shaws’ mother will be played by Helen Mirren.