Date: 6th July 2018

Idris Elba Cast as Villain in Hobbs and Shaw Fast & Furious Spinoff.

Idris Elba is joining the cast of the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw opposite Dwayne Johnson (Skyscraper) and Jason Statham (The Meg) as the movie’s villain. The project, which centers on the pair of characters from the main film franchise, is set to arrive in theaters on August 2, 2019.

The only details that have been released so far on Elba's character is that he will serve as the antagonist that Hobbs and Shaw will have to team up against.

Johnson's Hobbs first appeared in 2011's Fast Five and has appeared in each Fast & Furious film since then, with Statham’s Shaw making his debut in a post-credit scene during 2013’s Fast Six and serving as the main antagonist of Furious 7 with an appearance in The Fate of the Furious as well. The upcoming spin-off is a separate film from the in-development ninth and tenth films in the series. Fast & Furious 9 will be released on April 10, 2020 with Fast & Furious 10 set to conclude the series on April 2, 2021.

Source: Press Release