The Rock Shades Vin Diesel Over ‘Fast & Furious’ Feud
| LAST UPDATE 12/31/2021
The drama between Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson continues: recently, the two brought their feud to social media - and it all traced back to the possibility of a 10th Fast and Furious movie. Here's what went down.
For starters, it's basically common knowledge at this point that Johnson doesn't get along so well with Diesel. "My female co-stars are always amazing, and I love 'em. My male co-workers, however, are a different story," the actor shaded back in 2016. And now, their differences have come up again.
In early November, Diesel posted a picture of him and The Rock on Instagram, pleading for him to join the cast for their final franchise movie. "My little brother Dwayne... the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10," he wrote. "As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house... but the time has come. Legacy awaits."
Diesel even mentioned their former co-star, the late Paul Walker, whom he referred to as Pablo. "I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love... but you must show up," he noted.
While fans of the films were eager for a new movie, it appeared Johnson wasn't. "When Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly—and privately—that I would not be returning," he recently told CNN. He even explained that he had previously told Universal Pictures why he would not return - "all of whom were very supportive as they understand the problem."
Johnson felt Vin's post was an "example of his manipulation," he continued. "I didn't like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker's death. Leave them out of it." He finished by saying he had wished to say goodbye to his character, Luke Hobbs, with "grace and gratitude," but unfortunately, due to Diesel's post, the actor believes, "this public dialogue has muddied the waters."
It seems like Johnson will sadly no longer be in any coming Fast and Furious movies. But we have a feeling the feud isn't quite over... stay tuned.