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Dwayne Johnson Confirms He’s Not In Fast & Furious 9

Hobbs Gives Orders in Fate of the Furious

Dwayne Johnson confirmed his character Hobbs won’t be appearing in Fast & Furious 9. The character of Hobbs has become such an important part of the series it’s easy to forget he only joined in Fast Five. That entry marked a departure in tone for the franchise, moving away from the street racing angle to becoming more like heist movies with elaborate action scenes. Hobbs was introduced as the ultimate antagonist to Dom’s (Vin Diesel) team: a federal agent who will stop at nothing to apprehend them.

Of course, he soon became an honorary member of their clan and has appeared in every installment since. Johnson had a well-publicized falling out with co-star and producer Diesel during production on The Fate Of The Furious, and it was later revealed they didn’t film any scenes together. Johnson also displayed strong chemistry with Jason Statham during the film, and it was decided the two should join forces for a spinoff that would later be titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. It appears Diesel may not have agreed with this plan, as he reportedly cut a post-credit scene from Fate that teased this solo movie.

Related: The Rock Reveals Hobbs & Shaw On-Screen Brothers & Vintage Car Shop

Neither co-star Tyrese Gibson nor longtime franchise producer Neal H. Moritz appeared happy about Hobbs & Shaw either, with the former calling out Johnson for agreeing to it and the latter suing the studio. Now in a new conversation with MTV News, Johnson confirmed he won’t be appearing in Fast & Furious 9. That said, he does leave the door open for a return to the main series and claims Hobbs and Dom still have business to sort out.

The plan has always been for the Fast and Furious universe to grow and expand. As of now, we’re not in Fast 9 because they’re getting ready to start shooting. But who knows with Fast 10 and down the road, you never know. Because look, at the end of the day, the truth is, there’s unfinished business between Hobbs and Dom. It’s unfinished.

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs in Fast and Furious 5

Given the popularity of Hobbs, it could be seen as an odd move to not have the character appear in Fast & Furious 9 at all. While Johnson sitting out the movie could purely be a result of the actor’s wildly busy schedule, there’s likely still simmering tension between Johnson and Diesel that needs to be cleared first before they work together again. The star appears open to returning in Fast & Furious 10 – which is set to end the main series – so he knows fans would like to see the Hobbs and Dom relationship resolved.

Regardless of any behind the scenes drama, the fanbase appears very excited for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The movie is opening the door for other spinoffs in that universe too, with Diesel recently confirming a female spinoff is in the works. Fast & Furious 9 itself is due to starting filming soon for an April 2020 release date.

More: Dwayne Johnson Teases Hobbs & Shaw Trailer For 2019 Super Bowl

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2019-01-29 01:01:14

Fast & Furious Spinoff Casts Roman Reigns as Hobbs’ Brother

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that Roman Reigns is playing Luke Hobbs’ brother in the upcoming spinoff, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Wrestling fans were left shocked when Reigns (whose actual name is Leati Joseph Anoaʻi) announced he was taking a leave of absence from the WWE last October, in order to focus on getting treatment for his leukemia (which had been in remission since 2008). Reigns had gradually evolved into the face of the WWE in the years prior to his departure, all while the company’s former top star, John Cena, turned his attention to his movie career with roles in films like Blockers and Bumblebee.

While Reigns has remained largely off the radar in the few months since then, it appears his battle with cancer is going pretty well. In fact, he’s doing well enough to make his film debut with a role in Hobbs & Shaw, which is currently filming with Johnson – reprising his role as Luke Hobbs from the previous Fast & Furious movies – and cast members like Jason Statham, who’s reprising his Furious Seven and Fate of the Furious role as Deckard Shaw. The Rock has even posted a photo of himself posing on the movie’s set alongside Reigns, in turn confirming the latter’s role in the spinoff.

Related: Vin Diesel Reveals Female Fast & Furious Spinoff Writers

Johnson has announced that Reigns – his wrestling brother in spirit – is now playing his onscreen counterpart’s actual brother in Hobbs & Shaw. He also saluted the wrestler and his ongoing battle with cancer in an Instagram post, which you can check out below.

As this post illustrates, Hobbs & Shaw will provide both Reigns and Johnson with a chance to honor their Samoan heritage on the big screen. The Rock has always been unapologetically proud of his Pacific Islander roots and honored them before in films like Fate of the Furious and Disney’s animated musical Moana, but it’s nice to see that Reigns will get an opportunity do the same with his first movie appearance. The latter is still in the middle of his battle with leukemia – as The Rock discusses in his Instagram message – but his small role here shouldn’t be overly taxing. The scenes where the Hobbs brothers are together will undoubtedly be a treat for the many wrestling fans of the world too, in light of Reigns’ saddening announcement last fall.

Interestingly, it’s now been revealed that Hobbs & Shaw will introduce new family members for both of its namesakes. Johnson previously confirmed that Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) is playing Shaw’s sister and M:I 6 agent Hattie in the film, and it’s possible other members of the mercenary’s family will briefly pop in too, as Deckard’s mom Magdalene (Helen Mirren) and brother Owen (Luke Evans) did in Fate of the Furious. As for the Hobbs clan: it was reported last summer that Hobbs’ daughter is being recast for the spinoff, but there hasn’t been an update on the subject since then. Perhaps The Rock will clear things up in the near future?

MORE: Screen Rant’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

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2019-01-25 01:01:09

20 Mistakes Fans Completely Missed In Fast And Furious Movies

The first Fast and the Furious film cruised into cinemas as a street racing movie for niche audiences. Its impressive box-office earnings drove studio heads to keep up the movie’s momentum by expanding the concept into a multi-film franchise, and 17 years on, the Fast & Furious universe is still pumping out blockbusters and living life a quarter mile at a time.

Through a total of eight features (and one short), Fast & Furious has taken audiences across four continents, and the franchise’s next installment, Fast & Furious 9, may be adding a fifth continent to that list. Earlier this year, Vin Diesel hinted that the upcoming movie will be set in Africa. Now, whether or not that means that the actual shooting will take place there remains to be seen. Although the Fast & Furious movies have slowly moved away from their street racing origins, the franchise has become known for a few recurring elements. Solid friendships, high-powered action sequences, and exotic bombshells are some of the staples in the franchise’s toolbox. Nevertheless, both car aficionados and cinephiles have been amused by some of the movies’ less convincing scenes. But, the Fast & Furious movies are filled with inconsistent cuts and driving maneuvers that defy the laws of physics and the rules of mechanics. This list takes a look at some of the blunders that the Fast & Furious movies have made over the years.

Here are 20 Mistakes Fans Completely Missed In Fast And Furious Movies

20 An Extremely Convenient Weapon

When Furious 7 was shot, weapon-toting drones only existed in the vivid imaginations of scriptwriters. For decades, drones had been used to fire missiles and grenades, but they had not yet begun to fire rounds of bullets. As recently as 2015, a few months after the film premiered, an online video showed a drone firing a handgun, attracting the attention of internet users and the FAA. Fast forward a couple of years, and machine gun-carrying drones have become a reality of modern warfare.

Despite their accurate predictions, the writers behind Furious 7 still made some unrealistic decisions. In the film, Hobbs picked up a gun from a battered drone and used it to take down a helicopter. It is highly unlikely that a remotely triggered gun-drone could be operated manually, or that it would even have a physical trigger to pull.

19 A Sudden Costume Change

The cast of Fast & Furious don’t just like showing off the muscle under their hoods, they are also known to put on a muscle tank from time to time. One of the movie’s biggest stars, Vin Diesel, has often brought his love of the garment onto other sets as well.

In The Fast and the Furious, as Johnny Tran pulls up to race against Jesse, he is wearing a black shirt. When the scene cuts to a different shot of Johnny, however, he is suddenly sporting a black tank top. The costume department clearly slipped-up during this scene and the mistake made it onto the screen.

18 Faulty Chemistry Causes Explosions

Not once, but twice, in the history of the Fast & Furious franchise have reasonably safe conditions resulted in major explosions. In both the first and fourth movies, the compound “NOS” (i.e. nitrous oxide) has blown cars to smithereens.

Nitrous oxide is often used by the drivers in Fast & Furious to boost their engines. Although the compound can be used for this purpose, the science behind it is different from what the writers seem to think. To put it simply, NOS is not flammable and only supplies more oxygen for the engine to burn. The biggest damage it could cause when in contact with an open flame is that it makes the flame burn a little brighter. The fact that Fast & Furious has managed to make this mistake twice is a testament to how far writers are willing to stretch science to get a cool explosion on screen.

17 Who Opened Reyes’ Vault?

An action flick is nothing without a worthy villain. In Fast Five, this position is occupied by Joaquim de Almeida, who plays crime boss Hernan Reyes. Early on in the film, it is established that Reyes has a coveted vault that only he has access to. To open the vault, the Fast & Furious gang have to conspire to get a copy of Reyes’ palm print. At a certain point in the movie, however, Reyes visits his vault to confirm that the money has been placed inside by his agents.

It is highly unlikely that Reyes would leave his high-security vault standing open, since that would also defeat the purpose of having a vault. Since Reyes is the only one who can open the vault, nothing could have been put inside without him present, so there would be no reason for him to check in on the content.

16 The Wrong Arm Of The Law

In Fast & Furious 6, Brian gets himself arrested under a false name in order to gain access to a prison inmate. Attentive viewers might have also noticed that his identity is not the only fake thing about this storyline. When Brian is being brought on a plane by law enforcement officials, you can clearly see that their jacket sleeves read “Marshall.”

Unless they all share the same given name and have decided to emblazon it on their coats, this seems to be a mistake. While “Marshall” is a common first name, law enforcement officials known as “Marshals” write their title with just one L.

15 Outlandish Sugar Cravings

Who has not longed for their favorite treats during a trip abroad? Most people have to wait until they get back to savor their local fare, but the Fast & Furious crew are not most people. In Fast & Furious 6, it would appear that they have brought a whole vending machine full of candy to the UK.

As you can see from the picture, the vending machine contains both Butterfingers, (which are only available in specialty shops in the UK), and traditional Crunch Bars from the U. S. (the UK version looks slightly different). The vending machine’s contents are clearly out of place and it reveals where these scenes were actually shot.

14 Actors Communicating On Different Airways

Ludacris’ character Tej has undergone a significant revamp since he was first introduced. He started out as a street-smart race organizer and later blossomed into a tech-genius/master hacker.

His character development may have thrown many viewers for a loop, but if you look closely, you can find subtle indications of his talents already in his first film. Towards the end of 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian and Tej have a remote conversation where Brian talks into a walkie-talkie and Tej responds over a flip-phone. It looks, by all accounts, like a typical continuity error, but who is to say that Tej did not hack into his phone to communicate across Brian’s radio frequency?

13 Cars Equipped With Unseen Exhaust Systems

Car enthusiasts have often gotten a laugh out of the lines that the Fast & Furious cast deliver. A typical example of this was when Brian mentioned the “MoTeC system exhaust” in one of his competitor’s cars. This line might not elicit a reaction from most people, but to gear-heads, it comes across as laughable. MoTeC is a manufacturer that makes engine control systems, they have nothing to do with exhaust systems.

As of today, the line stands as one of the franchise’s most famous blunders, but MoTeC might still prove the movies right. In 2015, they responded to a cheeky Instagram comment by hinting that they might be working on something similar to what was referenced in the movie.

12 Mixing Up Military Ranks

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift introduced new characters to the franchise and leaned heavily on the theme of street racing. The movie’s constant focus on cars did not connect well with audiences and it ended up being the franchise’s biggest flop.

Sean Boswell and his father, Mr. Boswell, were among the new characters introduced in Tokyo Drift. Apart from his son’s wayward ways, nothing seemed out of the ordinary about Mr. Boswell, at least not until the credits started to roll. Boswell Senior is listed in the credits as Major Boswell, but in the movie, it is stated that he works for the Navy. The US Navy has no rank that goes under the name of Major, their equivalent to this position is called a Lieutenant Commander.

11 Outracing A Missile

In an adrenaline-fueled, and highly improbable, action sequence from The Fate of the Furious, Dom outraces a heat-seeking missile across a glacial terrain. Dom might dominate on a quarter-mile in his charger, but speed-wise, military missiles have him beat. 

The scene starts out with a race between the Fast & Furious crew and a submarine. Despite its probable top speed of 46 mph, the submarine has no trouble keeping up with the cars as it plunges out of the sea. When it finally launches a missile towards the vehicles, Dom manages to lure the missile away from the other cars by keeping it on his tale while he scales the breaking ice, and eventually, redirects it back towards the submarine. In real life, missiles travel at minimum speeds of thousands of miles per hour, and it would have easily caught up to Dom within a few seconds.

10 Birthday Irregularities

In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Verone and Fuentes look into Brian and Dom’s background by digging into their online information. One of the items they pull up is Brian’s California driver’s license. On the computer screen, audiences can clearly make out Brian’s birthday, which is listed as Aug 29th, 1973, along with the license’s expiration date of May 17th, 2000. However, in California, all driver’s licenses expire on the holder’s date of birth.

This is not the only birthday-related mistake the franchise commits, though. In Fast Five, a whooping five years are shaved off Walker’s character as his D.O.B is now reported as July 14th, 1978.

9 Incorrect Extradition Details

By the time Fast Five hit theaters, Brian O’Conner had long since left his days of upholding the law. At the beginning of the film, viewers catch up with him and Mia while they are planning their future during a train trip. Mia flips through a travel magazine and informs Brian that Tokyo, Moscow, and Goa do not have extradition agreements with the U.S.

This is almost completely incorrect as both Japan and India have longstanding extradition agreements. Strangely enough, the original script used more accurate examples for this line, listing Bali, Moscow, and Hong Kong as possible destinations.

8 Phantom Writing

While Tej is talking to Brian over the phone in 2 Fast 2 Furious, a police officer is standing in front of him in the frame. The officer seems to be writing something down on a notepad, but if you look closely, you can see that he is simply tracing over words that were already written down.

Why the director didn’t simply ask the actor to scribble onto the pad himself remains a mystery. In any case, the text is illegible to viewers, so the actor could have just jotted down a grocery list or his favorite Haiku.

7 Impossible Street Racing Moves

The final race in The Fast and the Furious sets off with a bang. While waiting at a red light, Dom speeds off while he does a simultaneous burnout and wheelie. The stunt certainly looks impressive, but this move could never have been carried out in real life.

A car needs a lot of traction to achieve a wheelie, but when it does a burnout, it loses traction completely. It would simply be impossible to transition from a burnout into a wheelie as seen in the film. This eye-catching stunt was probably achieved with a lot of movie magic and a little fake smoke.

6 Dom And Letty’s Unclear Backstory

The only thing that can compete with Dom and Letty’s passion for cars is their feelings for one another. Not only did Dom have to overcome Letty’s wrongly declared demise, but he was also challenged by her ensuing amnesia. Despite their misfortune, the two rebels always found their way back together.

Although their love remains unwavering, their backstory is a little less clear. In the first film, Mia claims that Dom and Letty grew up on the same street and have known each other since childhood. However, in Fast & Furious 6, Dom says that they first met when Letty was fifteen. Perhaps producers suffered a mild case of amnesia as well, because these two stories definitely do not match up.

5 Driving In The Wrong Lane

Shooting in global metropolises is an extremely difficult and costly exercise, and most productions choose to find more accessible places to film. Over the years, many film crews have avoided working in the Big Apple by finding similar locations to shoot instead.

The team behind The Fate of the Furious opted for this solution as well when they needed footage from New York. Most NY audiences probably noticed immediately that something was off about the scenes as the cast drives through several two-way streets, but most streets in Manhattan are one-way only. It turns out that much of the action was actually filmed in Cleveland, Ohio.

4 Premature Gender Reveal

One of the most impactful chapters in Fast & Furious’ past was the untimely loss of actor Paul Walker. His passing happened in the middle of filming Furious 7 and left a void in the franchise. The film had to be completed with the help of CGI and Walker’s siblings. On screen, Walker’s character settled down to lead a tranquil family life with his wife Mia.

Brian and Mia had their first child during Fast & Furious 6, and in the following film, Mia told Brian she was carrying their second child. When she delivered the happy news, she also revealed the baby’s gender. At this point, however, Mia was not yet showing. It is not possible to know the gender of a baby until 4-5 months into a pregnancy, so there is no way Mia could already have that information.

3 Foreign Hospital Equipment

Snacks were not the only foreign thing that the Fast & Furious crew brought with them to the UK. In the opening sequence of Furious 7, another exotic item can be spotted as the scene begins with a shot of the London skyline that slowly pans to the interior of a hospital room. Nothing seems out of the ordinary, until you notice the electric outlets on the wall.

Outlets found in the UK usually feature two lower holes and one upper, while the outlets seen in the movie are positioned the other way around. Instead, it looks like this scene was filmed in a hospital located on U.S. soil.

2 Visible Stunt Dummy

While hundreds of cars go to waste in each Fast & Furious movie, filmmakers have to be extra careful not to injure any of their human cargo. Stuntmen often step in for the stars when risky scenes have to be filmed, but even they have to be shielded from the most extreme stunts. If a particularly dangerous scene takes place, stunt dummies are used instead of actual human beings.

With the help of clever editing, audiences usually never notice the tricks that go into making these action sequences. It is, however, unavoidable when the facade slips from time to time. In Tokyo Drift, for example, viewers can easily spot a stunt dummy in the front seat of the Viper as it crashes into a sewer pipe.

1 Hobbs’ Missing Beard

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the cast of Fast & Furious for the franchise’s fifth film. Since then, the former wrestler has been making headlines by feuding with his co-stars. However, it’s not only the actor’s relationships that have been on shaky grounds.

In Furious 6, it looks like he also struggled with his facial hair. For most of the film, Johnson appears on screen with a beard, but in a single scene mid-way through the movie, he can be seen clean-shaven. The scene in question shows Hobbs talking on the phone while driving, but when the movie cuts to a new scene, his beard has mysteriously reappeared. 

Did you notice any other blunders from the Fast & Furious franchise films? Let us know in the comments below!

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2018-12-02 12:12:37

Drive Dom’s Dodge Charger in Fast & Furious Takedown Game

At this point it’s impossible to deny the appeal of the Fast & Furious franchise, with the latest film, Fate of the Furious, delivering the biggest box office opening ever. Keeping that in mind, it’s weird that there aren’t more companies trying to deliver multiple tie-ins with a major franchise across every accessible medium. As it would happen, however, Universal Games and Digital Platforms, in partnership with SMG Studio, have released a new mobile game based on the fast-paced franchise known as Fast & Furious Takedown.

With a focus on crazy tracks that shift the action off of the streets and onto a menagerie of out-there locales, Fast & Furious Takedown looks to be an exhilarating take on the series. It also appears as if players will be able to take control of several vehicles as they rush around a wide range of tracks in the hopes of winning races and, presumably, bragging rights.

Related: Fast and Furious: 20 Things That Make No Sense About Dom Toretto

The game encourages users to bomb through various environmental hazards during play, ensuring that the mayhem and destruction that follows Vin Diesel and friends on the big screen handily makes the transition to mobile platforms. Best of all, the game is available to download completely free-of-charge right now, meaning that players can explore the world of the films without having to actually… well, watch them.

Not a bad deal at all, truthfully.

As for the vehicles confirmed for the finished product, it looks as if Dom’s iconic Dodge Charger will be front and center for the mobile game. If that weren’t enough for fans of the blockbuster series, there are also several other legendary vehicles present in Takedown that can be driven – a total of 60 licensed cars. Additionally, and despite the emphasis on out-there racing, the mobile aspect of the finished product should ensure that it remains widely accessible to a new audience.

There’s more to Takedown than just racing too, as there will be “missions, epic stunts, fierce chopper pursuits, and more” awaiting players. It sounds like a lot to handle already, but the free mobile game will also have Versus Leagues for anyone that wants to vent some frustration by going head-to-head with others online.

With plenty of Fast & Furious films still in development, there’s sure to be more content arriving for the mobile game in due time. For example, the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff is well underway at Universal Pictures, so it’s possible that fans may even be treated to new vehicles that tie into that release sooner rather than later.

More: Fast and Furious: Paul Walker’s Brothers Want Brian O’Conner Return

Fast & Furious Takedown is currently available across Google Play and iOS devices.

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Fast and Furious Spinoff Casts Baby Driver’s Eiza González

Eiza González is the newest star of Universal’s Hobbs and Shaw, the first spinoff in the Fast & Furious franchise. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have made for memorable additions to the universe in recent installments, but now the rivals are going to help welcome more characters to the growing franchise.

The spinoff brings Johnson and Statham back in their respective roles of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw after fans of the nitrous-infused franchise got a taste of their chemistry in The Fate of the Furious. For the purposes of the new film, they’ve put their differences and pasts behind them to work together in some fashion. Plot details on the spinoff are limited, but it is known that Idris Elba will be the film’s main villain. Director David Leitch (Deadpool 2) has been heading up the shoot for the last several weeks and his cast is now suddenly expanding.

Related: Fast & Furious Producer Sues Universal Over Hobbs & Shaw Spinoff

Variety reports Eiza González is joining the cast of Hobbs and Shaw, which the actress has already taken to social media to confirm. There are currently no details on González’s character, but the report notes that her inclusion is “last-minute” after execs at Universal were impressed by her. González joining Hobbs and Shaw is just the latest in a long line of new projects for the rising star after breaking out last year thanks to a role in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

It is this busy schedule that González is now operating on that made Hobbs and Shaw a difficult project to join, as she is currently in the middle of filming Godzilla vs. Kong. Set photos from the Hawaii production previously revealed her filming scenes, so González’s availability had to be ironed out. Now that this has been squared away, Hobbs and Shaw will be added to her upcoming filmography, which also includes projects like Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen at the end of this year, Alita: Battle Angel early next year, and Bloodshot in 2020.

With González now on board, and given the timing of her addition, this hopefully won’t be too small of a role for her in Hobbs and Shaw. She’ll be joining Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s breakout star Vanessa Kirby in the upcoming spinoff as two of the most prominent new additions to the cast, and considering the recent success of both actresses, it’d be great to see Kirby and González share some screen time in Hobbs and Shaw. Even though there aren’t any details regarding González’s role right now, Dwayne Johnson’s savviness on social media is well-documented. He’s shared the first look at just about every cast member so far, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he drops an image of González once she starts filming as well.

MORE: Hobbs & Shaw Photo Reveals Idris Elba’s Villain

Source: Variety, Eiza González

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Hobbs & Shaw Photo: Idris Elba’s Fast & Furious Villain Revealed

Dwayne Johnson has posted the first photo of Idris Elba as the villainous Brixton in the Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs and Shaw. The Rock has arguably become as central to the illegal street racing series-turned international juggernaut that is Fast & Furious as Vin Diesel, following his debut as Luke Hobbs from 2011’s Fast Five… and he has the box office receipts to prove it. Hence, it’s not surprising that Universal has decided to prioritize a spinoff movie that centers around Johnson’s character and pairs him opposite Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, especially after the two actors discovered they have crackling onscreen chemistry while filming last year’s Fate of the Furious.

Hobbs and Shaw officially began shooting last month, with David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) calling the shots from a script by Fast & Furious franchise writer/producer Chris Morgan. Not much is known about the film’s actual narrative, admittedly, but it’s probably fair to assume that Elba’s character is a suave British mercenary of sorts (Is there any other kind of British mercenary in the movies?) who’s out to profit from his terrorist ways. And of course, the only ones who stand in his way are Hobbs, Shaw, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘s Vanessa Kirby as (reportedly) Shaw’s sister, an MI-5 agent.

Related: Vanessa Kirby’s Hobbs & Shaw Character is ‘Absolutely the Boss’

Johnson published the first photo of Elba in character for Hobbs and Shaw on his Instagram account and, in doing so, confirmed the mysterious baddie’s name. Take a look in the space below:

Hobbs and Shaw‘s Brixton will be but the latest villain role in a major franchise movie that Elba adds to his belt, to go along with his voice work as the tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book remake and his performance as the antagonist Krall in Star Trek Beyond. As compelling as the actor can be when he’s playing the nobler type onscreen (even an extremely flawed hero like the DCI John Luther on the TV series Luther), he generally makes for an equally charismatic and engaging threat to the good guys in his big screen appearances.

The Fast & Furious movies have stepped up their own villain game over the past five years by bringing in top-tier talent like Luke Evans, Charlize Theron and – once upon a time – even Statham to take on the franchise’s heroes. However, with Elba stepping into Brixton’s (fancy) shoes, there’s a pretty good chance that Hobbs and Shaw will end up delivering the most memorable bad guy that the series has seen to date.

MORE: First Look at The Rock’s Fast & Furious Spinoff

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2018-10-11 03:10:10 – Sandy Schaefer

Dwayne Johnson & Netflix Team Up For John Henry Movie

Dwayne Johnson and Netflix are teaming up on a folklore-inspired film titled John Henry and the Statesmen. This will mark the first collaboration between The Rock and the streaming giant, as well as the third project overall for Johnson and director Jake Kasdan. The latter duo previously joined creative forces on 2017’s smash box office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and will reunite to begin shooting Jumanji 3 near the end of this year.

In addition to joining lucrative properties like Jumanji and Fast & Furious, Johnson has spent the last ten years expanding his “brand” to encompass everything from movie adaptations based on a variety of IPs (ex. video games, popular toylines) to original ventures (like this summer’s Skyscraper) and even his own HBO TV series in the form of Ballers. Interestingly enough though, The Rock really stepped up his franchise-building efforts a few years ago, around the same time that Netflix started to ramp up its own original movie and TV show content production. As such, it was probably inevitable that the pair would eventually find a project that they could develop together.

Related: First Look at The Rock’s Fast & Furious Spinoff Hobbs and Shaw

Per Netflix’s press release, Johnson will star in John Henry and the Statesman as the eponymous steel-driver and lead “an ensemble cast of the most popular figures from folklore and legend from all around the world” in the film. You can check out the teaser for the movie below, along with The Rock’s comments on what the John Henry folk story means to him, personally.

John Henry is based on a pitch that Johnson and his Seven Bucks Production team developed with screenwriter Tom Wheeler, who will (naturally) further write the movie’s script. Wheeler is already in the Netflix business, as it were, and is serving as the showrunner for the company’s upcoming Frank Miller-backed TV series Cursed (an origin story for the Lady of the Lake, essentially). The writer is also far from a stranger to fairy tales and legends, having previously written the Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots – among other films with broad, crowd-pleasing appeal.

Indeed, “crowd-pleasing” is the name of the game for Johnson and there’s fair reason to believe that he will deliver the goods again with John Henry, especially if the results of his efforts on Jumanji with Kasdan are any indicator. Moreover, John Henry is another movie that (like his upcoming Kamehameha biopic The King) is something of a passion project that holds a personal meaning to Johnson, by the sound of it. Good things tend to happen when The Rock really pours his heart and soul into his productions, so that certainly bodes well for his very first Netflix movie.

And, of course, if the film is a success, then don’t be surprised if Johnson and Netflix try to turn this one into a full-blown superhero-style franchise revolving around popular folklore figures from around the world.

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We will bring you more details on John Henry and the Statesmen as they become available.

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2018-10-09 01:10:07 – Sandy Schaefer