“I’m the only guy that didn’t have to go to Hollywood”: Roman Reigns’ Acting Career Will Look Nothing Like Dwayne Johnson’s Blockbuster Reign

Roman Reigns is forging his own path into Hollywood.

“I’m the only guy that didn’t have to go to Hollywood”: Roman Reigns’ Acting Career Will Look Nothing Like Dwayne Johnson’s Blockbuster Reign
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  • Following his loss at WrestleMania XL, it seems that Roman Reigns is now taking a step toward the silver-screen glory.
  • Roman Reigns has made brief appearances in films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Netflix's The Wrong Missy.
  • And the WWE star, who has held the title of The Tribal Chief since his villainous turn, does not seem keen on emulating Johnson's trajectory directly.
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Following his loss at WrestleMania XL, Roman Reigns has reportedly taken a hiatus from the wrestling realm, and it seems that the former Universal Champion is now taking a step toward the silver screen glory. While he’s no stranger to making an impact on film, Reigns seems poised to make an even bigger splash with an undisclosed role in the upcoming film Good Fortune.

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Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns

He is set to join a star-studded cast including Keanu Reeves, Keke Palmer, and Seth Rogen. While fans have had a glimpse at his potential character, the specifics of his role remain shrouded in mystery. Given his transformation into possibly the most significant heel of the modern era, one can assume how this impacts both his character and his potential in the film industry.

And that seems drastically different from his well-known cousin in the industry, Dwayne Johnson, who smoothly transitioned from WWE stardom to becoming a global movie icon, enjoying immense success and popularity worldwide.

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Roman Reigns Could Extend His Wrestling Antagonism to the Big Screen

Transitioning from the wrestling ring to the silver screen, Dwayne Johnson has solidified his position as one of the film industry’s most prominent figures, starring in blockbuster hits like The Fast and Furious and the Jumanji film series.

Dwayne Johnson and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40
Dwayne Johnson and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40

Known for taking on a range of roles in various movies, the actor, however, has significantly played the hero of the story. However, that might not be the case with Roman Reigns, who has held the title of The Tribal Chief since his villainous turn following his return from a hiatus in 2020.

He has remained a central figure in WWE as the leader of The Bloodline stable. His persona as a villainous character may pose challenges should he choose to portray a heroic figure on screen, as it might not sit well with his fans or the audience who have been akin to Reigns’ persona in the wrestling arena.

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Roman Reigns (Image via Instagram/ Lauren ‘Keke’ Palmer)
Roman Reigns (Image via Snapchat/ Keke Palmer)

With Reigns’ role in an upcoming film yet to be disclosed, speculation arises from pictures shared by Keke Palmer, hinting at similarities with Reigns’ wrestling persona. And fans are eager to see what Reigns has in store during his hiatus from WWE.

It is also important to consider that The Tribal Chief does not seem keen on emulating Johnson’s trajectory directly and could seek roles or projects that align more closely with his own interests and talents. And he has seemingly made his intentions very clear in an appearance on the Pat Mcafee Show ahead of WrestleMania XL.

Roman Reigns Demonstrates a Clear Understanding of His Star Appeal

Roman Reigns has made brief appearances in films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Netflix’s The Wrong Missy, and has also voiced a character in Paramount’s Rumble. Although his silver screen appearances have been limited, he has earned a strong following through his performances in the wrestling arena.

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The Rock and Roman Reigns in a still from Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw
The Rock and Roman Reigns in a still from Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw

And the WWE star is well aware of the potential and the star power he holds, as he stated in a conversation on the Pat Mcafee Show,

“He saw what we were doing in WWE and he wanted to be part of that. Hollywood, Dwayne, saw what we were doing. I’m the only guy that didn’t have to go to Hollywood. Hollywood came to me.”

And the Red Notice star has also acknowledged the same, stating that Reigns resonates with audiences worldwide, facilitating his transition to acting. While it remains uncertain which path he may Reigns pursue, a hero or a villain on-screen, he is still anticipated to emerge as the next megastar in Hollywood.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.