United News International (UNI) – Looks like actor Idris Elba will play the main villain in the first “Fast and Furious” spinoff, “Hobbs and Shaw” alongside Dwayne Johnson — and it appears to be a dream come true for both stars.
While Elba is reportedly still in final negotiations with the studio, Johnson took to social media celebrating the new addition to the team.
He posted, “For years we’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to work together and this film is the perfect one.”
Johnson added, “Cue the music… I’ve been waiting… let’s dance.”
“Hobbs and Shaw” will also star Jason Statham.
Elba previously appeared as the villain in “Star Trek Beyond” and was last seen in theaters in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Hobbs and Shaw” is scheduled to be released in July 2019.