Idris Elba is a very versatile man, he is undoubtably a very talented actor, he is reportedly in final talks to potray the villain in the upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off movie Hobbs and Shaw. this film stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in their Fast and Furious character roles , Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The two began as rivals but began to team up in Fate of the Furious.
Variety reported that Idrils will play the antagonist who forces the duo to work together. The script was put together by series architect Chris Morgan, and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch is set to direct. It’s slated to release on July 26, 2019.
Idris Elba gained notoriety playing roles such as heroic Heimdall in Thor: Ragnorok and Avengers: Infinity War, The Dark Tower and Pacific Rim, Elba has had some villainous turns too. He recently played the villain in Star Trek Beyond and voiced Shere Khan in the live-action The Jungle Book. He’s also been rumored to be under consideration to play the iconic character James Bond.
Universal has been looking for a way to put Dwayne Johnson in a starring role spin-off, given the popularity of his character. Fate of the Furious set up a natural vehicle for this to finally happen, given the buddy-cop chemistry with Statham.
Date published: 08/07/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) Gamespot
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In case one did not know, there is a Fast and Furious spinoff film in the works. Spinoffs seem to be popular in the industry right now with upcoming releases like Sony’s Venom and Paramount’s Bumblebee. Dwayne Johnson, who probably has the best streak of being consistently on a theater screen throughout the year from all of Hollywood, will be leading the spinoff with the same charisma that helped revitalize the franchise years ago. He will reprise the role of special agent Luke Hobbs and joining him will be Jason Statham reprising the role of criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw.
Titled Hobbs and Shaw, the film will focus on the two foes joining forces yet again (first seen in The Fate of the Furious) to stop some threat. That is literally all that was known about the film until now. Variety has just broken the news on who will be…
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