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05th Jul 2018

The Rock’s ‘Fast and Furious’ spinoff has announced its villain

This is shaping up nicely

Kyle Picknell

The Rock has confirmed the news

Dwayne Johnson, otherwise known as The Rock, otherwise known as a man you would not fight under any circumstances, has actually admitted that he might need to toughen up a bit.

What possibly could make those exact words come out of The Rock’s jabroni-punking mouth?

Another extremely hard individual, that’s what.

Luther and The Wire star Idris Elba has been confirmed as the central villain in the upcoming Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, and, well, it is great news.

The film will also star Jason Statham and should see the franchise’s solid run of films continue if the confidence of The Rock himself is anything to go by.

The exciting stuff doesn’t stop there, either. Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will be at the helm and Fast and Furious creator has reportedly penned the script, which will see Johnson and Statham reprise their popular roles as special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal genius Deckard Shaw.

Despite their differences, the pair will apparently team up to take down a greater evil – the character player by Elba.

It’s a great casting choice in our eyes and clearly The Rock agrees, calling him a ‘legit bad ass’, surely the finest praise an individual can receive.