"Hobbs and Shaw" -- the "Fast and Furious" spinoff following Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) -- just got a thousand times more interesting.
According to Variety, Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the villain, with Hobbs and Shaw teaming up to go against Elba's character.
Also, "The Crown" breakout Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret) is in final negotiations to play an MI-5 agent who is also Shaw’s sister.
Production is said to start this fall, with "Deadpool 2" director David Leitch as director.
"Hobbs and Shaw" is currently scheduled for release in theaters on July 26, 2019.
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Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and Shaw first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw's sister - these two enemies must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Read More