Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Jason Statham, gets new title

FP Staff

Dec 22, 2018 14:21:30 IST

The Fast and Furious spinoff, previously referred to as Hobbs and Shaw, has received an official title and will now be called  Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, reported Collider. 

An exclusive look from the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's starrer was unveiled on Entertainment Weekly on 19 December, along with an interview with the lead cast.

Johnson has also shared behind the scenes snaps from the film's sets, and also introduced Idris Elba as the film's antagonist, Brixton. He described Elba's character as the "baddest, most diabolical, most dominant and coolest bad guy" in a recent Instagram post.

 

 

 

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Creating an icon. For HOBBS & SHAW we cast the one and only @idriselba to be the baddest, most diabolical, most dominant and coolest bad guy the FAST & FURIOUS franchise has ever seen. I thought it was a good idea to create an iconic character at the time I pitched it — until he started kickin’ the shit outta me for 14hrs daily, in the cold rain and working thru weekends. The man to my left is my brother in arms. He also has a vicious Muay Thai elbow. And I had to open my big mouth. In the end, it’s worth the pain. #CreatingAnIcon #Brixton HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 📸 @hhgarcia41 A post shared by therock (@therock) on

The narrative of the upcoming film, directed by David Leitch, follows Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs as he enters an unlikely association with Statham's Deckard Shaw. Vanessa Kirby will be playing Deckard's sister and Eiza González will be seen as a mysterious character called Madam M.

Updated Date: Dec 22, 2018 14:21:30 IST