Dwaye Johnson, who recently shared the first look of the Fast and the Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, depicting Johnson and Jason Statham in a face-off, took to Instagram to unveil Idris Elba’s first look in the film as the antagonist.
Describing Idris Elba’s Brixton as one who is yet undefeated, Johnson wrote that the villain would “wreck havoc, hell and mayhem” in the Fast and the Furious universe. Like the previous stills from the film, this too is a black and white picture that shows Elba in combat mode, standing among the ruins of a devastated building.
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I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains. A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW. The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS. So cool having my brother @idriselba come and play in our sandbox. This one’s been years in the making!! As I always say, we either gonna get along or we gonna get it on… and fuck getting along 😈 #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 📸 @hhgarcia41
The character profile reveals:
The name: BRIXTON.
The record: UNDEFEATED.
The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS.
Elba joins stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham on the Hobbs and Shaw marquee. Of course, the international English superstar, Elba, has fielded villain roles, having played – under heavy makeup – the role of Krall in Star Trek Beyond, as well as the voice role as scheming Bengal tiger Shere Khan in director Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Plus, he played the role of a brutal African warlord in director Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix-distributed film, Beasts of No Nation.
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
Please welcome David Leitch as the director of the Fast & Furious Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. pic.twitter.com/RnpN0RMko9
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) April 12, 2018
Elba added in his own post: “Excited to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on @therock and @jasonstatham in #HobbsAndShaw as one of the most badass villains the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen! Feels amazing to be working with @therock and @jasonstatham and to be joining the Fast & Furious family.”
Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) and written by Fast veteran Chris Morgan, Hobbs and Shaw finds the two adversaries-turned-allies once again coming together, this time without the rest of the team.
Hobbs and Shaw is scheduled to hit theaters July 26.