According to various report, Idris Elba is in negotiation to play the main villain in Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spinoff.
The movie will be directed by deadpool’s director David Leitch and will see Johnson and Statham, who joined the cast in the seventh movie, playing their roles as special agent and criminal respectively.
Sources say Elba’s character is the antagonist the duo will go up against.
The Franchise has been trying to spinoff Johnson’s character considering his popularity with fans and they seem to have finally gotten their wish.
Elba’s no stranger to playing the villain in popular movies. He previously appeared as the villain in “Star Trek Beyond,” in addition to voicing the famous Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book.”
It hits in June, 2019.