Idris Elba joins ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff to play the villain alongside The Rock. Hollywood actor Idris Elba will play the cast of the Fast and Furious spinoff as the movie’s villain, Hollywood Reporter said.
Idris Elba joins ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff to play the villain alongside The Rock
Johnson took to Twitter to announce the latest addition to the film’s cast.
He’s a baaaaaad man.
Welcoming my dude @idriselba with tattooed and open arms to our #HobbsAndShaw Fast & Furious spin-off movie.
Every hero is only as good as their villain. Cue the music… let’s dance. https://t.co/GD7dVrtNRl
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 5, 2018
No stranger to playing baddies, Elba is best known for playing Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire and as Heimdall in the Marvel’s Thor trilogy.
His other work as villain includes Krall/Balthazar Edison in Star Trek Beyond and voicing Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book.
He recently starred in Stephen King’s adaptation of The Dark Tower and in Molly’s Game based on the life Olympic-skier Molly Bloom.
The Fast and Furious spinoff will be directed by Deadpool 2 director, David Leitich, with a script written by Fast and Furious’ writer Chris Morgan.
The movie will be directed by David Leitch and will be released on July 26, 2019.