WWE superstar Roman Reigns Joins the cast of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s Hobbs and Shaw.
Dwayne Johnson has taken to his Instagram (as he usually does) to announce another casting reveal for the upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, which will feature him reprising his fan-favorite role of Luke Hobbs alongside Jason Statham as former villain Deckard Shaw. But this casting is unique, in that it is wrestling champion Roman Reigns who is coming onboard, and to play Hobbs’s brother, Deadline reports.
Take a look below to see Johnson’s post:
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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 📸
As Dwayne Johnson states in his post, this will be Roman Reigns’ acting debut. The two go back a long way to their WWE days, and no doubt Johnson played a part in getting Roman Reigns onboard. Could a flat-out acting career a la Dwayne Johnson or fellow former Dave Bautista be in the works? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted on any Fast and Furious news that comes our way.
What do you think of this casting? Are you excited to see Roman Reigns make his acting debut? Let us know in the usual spot!!
Hobbs & Shaw is being directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) from a script written by franchise veteran Chris Morgan.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hobbs and Shaw:
“A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.”
Hobbs and Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Eddie Marsan, Eiza Gonzalez, and Idris Elba.
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw will hit theaters August 2, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Fast and Furious franchise as we learn it.
Here’s What We Learned On The Set Of DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Movie
Shazam! I’m writing that because I’ve had to use all the powers of an ancient Egyptian wizard to contain my excitement and prevent me from telling you the things I’m about to tell you at this moment. Back in April, I got the invitation of a lifetime. Warner Brothers, New Line and DC began sending out invitations to the set of the Shazam! movie.
I was lucky enough to be one of the few journalists invited to the set of Shazam! and I have to say I saw some pretty fantastical things. This was Heroic Hollywood’s second set visit and my first time ever visiting a movie set, so as a movie fan, I was excited, and as a DC Comics fan, I was screaming internally.
This was my first time visiting Toronto and it came with such a cool stipulation. The other journalists and I arrived in Toronto on Wednesday, April 17, 2018. We got to enjoy the beautiful city on our first night there and then on Thursday morning, we were up bright and early to visit the set of the film.
It was cold day in Toronto and me and a bunch of other journalists made our way to Pinewood Studios to visit the set of the Shazam! movie. We were directed into this office where they showed us this terrific sizzle reel and told us almost everything about the movie. Now that the embargo has officially lifted, I can finally tell you almost everything we learned on set of Shazam.
There’s a bunch of cool things about Shazam! that you guys have yet to discover and I’m excited to dissect it for you in the following slideshow. Hit next as I reveal almost everything about my Heroic mission to the Shazam! set.