Idris Elba Flexes His Biceps to Compete With Dwayne Johnson for the Fast and the Furious Spin-Off Movie

Published November 22nd, 2018 - 09:52 GMT
Elba shared a selfie of himself flexing his biceps. (Source: Idris Ilba - Instagram)
Elba shared a selfie of himself flexing his biceps. (Source: Idris Ilba - Instagram)

They're currently filming scenes around the United Kingdom for the star-studded and action-packed movie.

And Idris Elba took to his Instagram on Thursday to reveal that he is bulking up to compete with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for their The Fast and the Furious spin-off movie Hobbs And Shaw.

The Luther actor, 46, who is playing villain Brixton, shared a selfie of himself flexing his biceps.

He jokingly captioned the picture with: 'S**t... when you make a movie with @therock ... you gotta put some skin in the game ...Granted I have to work out a little more but...Ugggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! (That’s my game face sound).'

Idris took to the social media platform earlier this month to reveal his exciting news, he said: 'The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. Excited to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on @therock and @jasonstatham in #HobbsAndShaw as one of the most bada*s villains the Fast & Furious franchise has ever seen!

'Feels amazing to be working with @therock and @jasonstatham and to be joining the Fast & Furious family. Coming SUMMER 2019 #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser #BadMan @universalpictures @davidmleitch @hhgarcia41.'

So far, the cast and movie have been shooting scenes around the UK, including North Yorkshire and Glasgow.

Competitive: The Luther actor, 46, who is playing villain Brixton, took to the social media platform earlier this month to reveal he would be starring alongside the former wrestler, 46, (pictured) 

The Fate of the Furious, or Fast 8, will be followed up with the spin-off movie depicting the relationship between Jason Statham's character Deckard and The Rock's Luke Hobbs.

Stars and stuntmen alike are busy keeping to tight filming schedules across the UK to ensure Hobbs and Shaw is ready to hit cinemas next July.

As many as 200 people descended on Glasgow to shoot scenes for the action-packed movie until October 29.

Exciting: He said: 'The name: BRIXTON. The record: UNDEFEATED. Excited to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on @therock and @jasonstatham in #HobbsAndShaw.' 

The demand for the film pushed back the release of the ninth instalment of the Fast and Furious series. The action film is set for release on August 2, 2019.

The Crown's Vanessa Kirby will also star alongside Statham, The Rock and Elba in the fast-paced action movie.

Statham promised his 18 million followers there are 'big things to come' from the Hobbs and Shaw movie.

The hunk revealed he was excited to be working with his co-star The Rock once again as he joked he would have to tear him away from the pancake stack.

Summer release: Stars and stuntmen alike are busy keeping to tight filming schedules across the UK to ensure Hobbs and Shaw is ready to hit cinemas next July


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