Hobbs & Shaw: Roman Reigns Playing Dwayne Johnson's Brother

Pretty much everything we know about Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs And Shaw since its original announcement has come via star Dwayne Johnson's social media feed. This latest news is no exception, with The Rock taking to his Instagram page to bring word that WWE wrestler Roman Reigns is appearing in the film as the brother of Johnson's Luke Hobbs.

Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson on the set of Hobbs & Shaw (Insta)

It's a good piece of casting, especially since they're related in real life – Reigns, actual name Joe Anoa'i, is Johnson's cousin and has the right raucous attitude (and tribal tattoos) to take on the role. It's all the more impressive when you know he's recovering from leukemia.

Hobbs And Shaw finds Luke Hobbs teaming up – not always easily – with Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw to take down a villain named Bristol (Idris Elba). With David Leitch directing and Fast writer Chris Morgan providing the OTT dialogue, expect pecs, stunts, crashes and fights galore when the film opens on 26 July.