Standby for an important announcement from The Rock's Instagram page...
Holy smokes! Idris Elba is now a part of the Fast and Furious extended universe!
Here's The Rock's full message:
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
HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019
As you can see, that's Idris Elba up there appearing in the first-ever F&F spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw. Based on what The Rock's saying here, it sounds like Elba will be playing a character by the name of Brixton. Based on that photo, Brixton has access to some seriously cool armor.
How Elba's character will factor into Hobbs and Shaw is anyone's guess. We don't really know much of anything about this one, beyond the fact that Universal seems to be making the film primarily as a means for preventing The Rock and Vin Diesel from killing one another.
In any event, we're thrilled to see Elba joining the #fambly. How 'bout y'all? Sound off in the comments below.
Hobbs and Shaw arrives on July 26th, 2019.