The highly anticipated spinoff of the Fast and the Furious franchise just got a whole lot bigger.
The film, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, is currently filming with a release date of this Summer. The Rock recently announced via his Instagram account that his real-life cousin, 4-time WWE World Champion Roman Reigns has joined the cast of the film as Hobbs’ brother.
Check out the announcement below:
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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 📸
In October, Reigns announced on an episode of WWE Monday Night Raw that he would need to relinquish his Universal Championship and take a break from the ring due to his battle with leukemia. While no updates on his treatment has been released, it’s certainly heartwarming to see that he is getting back to work alongside his cousin.
Hobbs and Shaw will be released on August 2, 2019!