Roman Reigns Is Joining The Rock In The ‘Fast & Furious’ Cinematic Universe

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We haven’t seen Roman Reigns on WWE TV since his heartbreaking leukemia announcement on Raw back in October, but 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 spinoff Hobbs and Shaw.

Here’s the rundown [eyebrow raise] from an announcement on Reigns will play Rock’s character’s brother, so it looks like The Rock will be literally and figuratively Fighting With His Family.

The Rock’s “Fast and Furious” family is growing by one, and an actual family member is getting in on the action.

Rock announced that none other than Roman Reigns will appear in “Hobbs & Shaw,” a spinoff of the “Fast and Furious” franchise focused on the exploits of The Great One’s government agent Luke Hobbs — a role he originated in 2011’s “Fast Five” — and the criminal Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham since 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6.”

The former WWE Champion announced his cousin’s participation via Instagram, which revealed that Reigns will be playing Hobbs’ brother and also included the first photo of the two Anoa’i scions in the film.

That first photo:

Good to see Roman keeping busy during his recovery, and I love that as Jason Momoa becomes even more like Roman Reigns, Roman becomes even more like Khal Drogo. But for real, if Roman doesn’t cock his fist before punching a speeding car and making it explode, what are we even doing?

No word on a timetable for Reigns’ return to the ring, but Rock’s commentary is hopeful.

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.

Hobbs and Shaw is set to release on July 26.