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Idris Elba Joins Cast of ‘Fast And Furious’ Spinoff 'Hobbs And Shaw'

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Jul. 5 2018, Updated 8:31 p.m. ET

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Actor, part-time DJ, and overall British hunk, Idris Elba has reportedly signed on to join Hobbs and Shaw. The film will serve as a spinoff to the Fast and Furious series. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are already onboard to reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

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Fast and Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan will create the script and Deadpool 2 director, David Leitch, is all set to lead. The film’s production is scheduled to begin sometime this fall.

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Though, not much is known about the film’s plot, fans have already begun speculating that Idris’s character will butt heads with Luke Hobbs (played by Dwayne Johnson).

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Most recently, Idris reprised his role on the big screen as Heimdall in both Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Thor: Ragnarok.

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The 45-year-old also attended Sundance Film Festival, this time on the other side of the camera. He made his directorial debut with the film Yardie.

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While critics believe that he will return to the director’s chair eventually, his Hobbs and Shaw appearance will undoubtedly come first.

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Are you excited for the Fast and Furious spinoff? Let us know in the comments!

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