Professional wrestler The Big Show was last seen hobbling from the ring, ostensibly injured in a brutal cage match against Braun Strowman, but the “injury” is merely a way to write him off WWE programming while he films the much-anticipated follow-up to the 2010 blockbuster Knucklehead.
Tentatively titled Knucklehead 2: This Time It’s Knuckleheadier, the film will be directed by Stephen Spielberg, who won the rights to the Knucklehead franchise in a bitter bidding war against JJ Abrams, George Lucas, and Wes Anderson.
The original Knucklehead, in which Big Show showed his incredible acting prowess and range by portraying an oversized but kind-hearted simpleton, swept the Academy Awards in 2011, including the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Big Show), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Meryl Streep).
During his time on the WWE “injured” list, Big Show will actually film the next two instalments in the Knucklehead Trilogy, the third film of which (Knucklehead 3: Once in a Lifetime) will be a crossover between the Star Wars Universe and the Knucklehead Universe, culminating in a Knucklehead-and-Chewbacca buddy-cop caper.
Once filming of the Knucklehead trilogy is complete, Big Show will play the role Fezzik in a Michael Bay-directed remake of The Princess Bride.