The first spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise is a WWE star.

Leati Joseph “Joe” Anoa’i, better known as Roman Reigns in the world of wrestling, will soon star in the movie Hobbs and Shaw alongside his cousin Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock (Luke Hobbs), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), Idris Elba (Brixton), Kurt Russell (Frank Petty), Eiza Gonzalez and Vanessa Kirby (Hattie Shaw, Deckard’s sister). While the WWE former-champion has temporarily left the rings since last October because of a return of his leukemia, the Samoan would be a priori in better health since he will play the brother of Luke Hobbs in the spin -off of Fast and Furious and will have several scenes, including fights.

Actor Dwayne Johnson officially announced the arrival of Roman Reigns in Hobbs and Shaw’s cast on social networks: ” I am very proud of his concentration, his efforts and his genuine performance in our film for the first time ever. his history. I am also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands. He takes life, one day at a time, to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility in the face of this challenge have inspired our entire family, as well as millions of people around the world and in our beloved universe of WWE. His positive and focused state of mind will allow him to return to his true level. 

Roman Reigns also commented on this announcement: ” I can not thank my family, friends and new Fast and Furious family enough for the love and support I received during this exciting Hobbs and Shaw project. . The time spent with my cousin on this beautiful island has been really rewarding for my healing. I thank WWE, The Rock and Universal Pictures and all the people on the set for allowing me to take part in this franchise. All your sensitivity and support has been a blessing and makes me want to return to the ring as soon as possible. But in the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing the premiere of this movie this summer, our culture and our mana in this movie are powerful. 

Hobbs and Shaw, a family story

Like Fast and Furious, the feature film Hobbs and Shaw will feature the term “family”. To find out, it will be necessary to wait for August 2 when it is broadcast in theaters (at least in the USA, the French date is not yet known).