As if the prospect of a Fast & Furious spin-off movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham wasn't exciting enough, another big name has been added to the cast. "Deadpool 2" director David Leitch is reportedly on board to direct a script written by franchise regular Chris Morgan.
The film will also star Jason Statham and should see the franchise's solid run of films continue if the confidence of The Rock himself is anything to go by.
Hobbs and Shaw, meet your new villain.
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.
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Statham joined the series in the seventh movie Furious 7 in 2015.
Elba is set to appear as the villain in the movie. Jason and Dwayne will reprise their roles of criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw and special agent Luke Hobbs respectively.
Little is known about what Elba's role will entail, but the script is now being worked on by Chris Morgan who's written every Fast entry since Tokyo Drift.
Idris Elba will flex his bad guy opposite Dwayne Johnson in the "Fast And The Furious" spin-off.