Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson’s Fast And Furious spin-off, Hobbs vs Shaw is now being filmed at Glasgow City Centre. 

Idris Elba playing the villain of the movie, was suited up in his all-black fighting gear as he performed stunts for the film. At one point, he was seen lying in a pile of broken glass and throwing a bike helmet to the ground. 

Being the first big name to be seen in the city for the David Leitch-directed film, crowds gathered around to catch a peek of the actor near George Square. 

On October 11, producer of the film, Hiram Garcia took Twitter to announce Elba’s role in the film.

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“With two of the biggest action stars in the world in @TheRock & #JasonStatham you need to find a force of nature that can challenge them. A disrupter who raises hell in a way we’ve never seen before. Say hello to [Idris Elba] #Brixton. @idriselba,” Garcia wrote.

Johnson also announced his excitement for Elba joining the cast in an Instagram post. 

“A pleasure to introduce the man himself [Idris Elba] @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell, and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW,” the actor wrote.

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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;) 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 😈 #BRIXTON #TheConsequenceAgent #HellRaiser HOBBS & SHAW SUMMER 2019 📸 @hhgarcia41

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The film will follow an unlikely alliance between U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. The two characters who were once enemies and came to hold a respect for one another throughout the franchise. 

The movie is set to hit theaters in August 2019.