'Hobbs & Shaw' Stir up Trouble in First Trailer of 'Fast & Furious' Spinoff

Hobbs & Shaw are stirring up some trouble in the first trailer for the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff.

Additionally, the new trailer seems to confirm that the film's full official title is Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

The new film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw — respectively — roles they originated in the main-series Fast & Furious films.

In addition to Johnson and Statham, Hobbs & Shaw will co-star Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Roman Reigns, Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsan, Cliff Curtis and Helen Mirren.

Elba will be playing the film's antagonist, Brixton, "an international terrorist leader and a criminal mastermind who is in conflict with Hobbs and Shaw."

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"I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling [winky face emoticon] that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains," Johnson said of Elba joining the cast, in a social media post.

"A pleasure to introduce the man himself [Idris Elba] we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW," he continued.

In the same post, Johnson shared some information about Elba's character, giving fans clues as to why he is at odds with Hobbs and Shaw.

"The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. The promise: SHOWDOWN OF ALL SHOWDOWNS," Johnson shared, then adding, "So cool having my brother [Idris Elba] 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 f— getting along."

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Elba also commented on the news that he would star as the film's villain, writing in his own Instagram post, "Excited to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on [Johnson] and [Statham] in [Hobbs & Shaw] as one of the most badass villains the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen. Feels amazing to be working with [Johnson] and [Statham] and to be joining the Fast & Furious family."

Hobbs & Shaw is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde), and is scheduled to release Aug. 2, 2019.