Wrestling fans haven’t seen Roman Reigns since he made the announcement he would be taking time off to battle leukemia. We got a fun update on one of his upcoming projects: joining the Fast and Furious cinematic universe with a role in his cousin Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming franchise spin-off Hobbs and Shaw.
Johnson shared a shot of himself and Reigns on set, showing them both, bare-chested and yelling. That’s pretty much how you’d imagine that professional wrestlers spend a lot of their time.
He captioned the photo: “The brothers’ roar.”
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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 a follow-up Instagram post of his own on Friday, Reigns thanked his new film family and noted that this whole process has helped him as he heals from the disease he’s currently battling outside of the ring.
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Family Healing! I cannot thank my family, friends and my new FAST & FURIOUS FAMILY enough for all the love and support I have received while on this exciting HOBBS & SHAW project. The time I‘ve spent with my cousin on this wonderful island has truly been a healing grace. I am grateful to the @wwe @therock @universalpictures and everyone on the set of HOBBS & SHAW, for allowing me to be a part of this franchise. All of your outreach and support has been a blessing and it’s only pushed me to get back in the ring as soon as possible. But until then…I’m excited for this movie to premiere this summer, our culture and mana in this film is strong! 📸: @hhgarcia41 #HobbsAndShaw #BigDog #WelcomeRomanReigns #WWE #TheRock
Like his cousin, Reigns has the Hollywood look and could be destined to be a star in his own right. No time table to when he will return to the WWE.
If you’re looking forward to watching the movie, not to mention Reigns’ debut, it’s scheduled to be in cinemas on June 26.