Roman Reigns Stars As Rock’s Brother in Fast & Furious Spinoff

On Thursday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed some set pictures from Hobbs & Shaw, the spinoff film from the Fast & Furious franchise featuring The Rock’s Luke Hobbs character teaming with Jason Statham‘s Deckard Shaw character. In the photos released yesterday, it showed Hobbs’ embracing his Samoan roots in the film.

Roman Reigns Stars As Rock’s Brother in Fast & Furious Spinoff

On Friday, he released more pictures, this time with even bigger news. He announced that his cousin Roman Reigns – who is currently away from the WWE for treatments for his returning leukemia – is appearing in the movie as Luke Hobbs’ brothers.

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The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan ?? ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER ??? @hhgarcia41 ?

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The film is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019, by Universal Pictures, and also stars Idris Elba as the film’s main villain.


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