The Fate of the Furious is the 30th movie to achieve the magic box-office number and second movie in F&F franchise after Fast 7 hit a billion mark. But amidst all this, there was a major feud that broke out between Vin Diesel and Dwayne The Rock Johnson, apparently, Vin was irked by the positive reception that The Rock’s character and Jason Sta, ham’s character was receiving and he forced Universal to dump that scene. The Rock called him out in public and referred to him as “Candy Ass” on his twitter page, but they put aside differences in the end for money. It was pretty weak sauce for action stars like them.
While they reconciled their differences and are returning for the movie, Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the franchise over “pay-equity” between male and female stars in Hollywood. Hoepfully, Michelle will come back for the next ride and is duly compensated for her hard work. There is also a speculation that Han may be brought back, but this could seriously impact the story and trivialize Han’s legacy.
But since then there is another major feud brewing and this time it’s between Tyrese and Gibson and The Rock. The actor Dwayne The Rock Johnson posted a picture where he is sitting at his GSD table. He had this to say:
“Secret weapon. Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD (Get Shit Done) table that’s inside my trailer. This table holds a lot of great spirit/power and energy. And if these wood slabs could talk… well it’s best they can’t talk for national security purposes. Great shot by @sevenbucksprod President @hhgarcia41 capturing our post meeting aftermath. #SecretWeapon #GSDTable #LetsGetShitDone”.
Why his Tyrese upset over this? It is speculated that The Rock sign his Hobbs spin-off contract. Tyrese felt that the image is a cause for concern and had this to say on his instagram account:
“If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter. I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my texts messages. #FastFamily is just that a family……We don’t fly solo.”
The Rock blocked the comments of Tyrese later on, but somebody captured it and made it public. But the crisis is more serious and deeper than we thought. In order to cool it off, Vin Diesel took to Instagram and shockingly sided with Dwayne Johnson with whom he had a fight not so long ago. He posted a picture of himself and The Rock explaining the complicated brotherhood they share. He said:
“Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs.”
He explained the reasons for the delay in Fast & Furious 9 and disputed Tyrese claims that it’s solely because of Dwayne Johnson. He had this to say:
“I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success.”
He further went on to explain what needs to be done now. He said:
“However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned.”