Once and for all, The Rock has set the record straight. Despite Vin Diesel urging him to return to the Fast and The Furious franchise, the wrestler turned actor has refused. Although Dwyane Johnson had been a part of the franchise since 2011, the two actors began a feud in 2016. According to sources, tensions began when Johnson did not respect the tight schedule. However, it turned into a full-blown conflict and the former wrestler quit the movie franchise.
Despite the success of their pairing, The Rock and Vin Diesel started a feud
In 2011, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson joined the Fast and the Furious franchise as Luke Hobbs. Not only did he join the film, but he also became a permanent family member for Vin Diesel. However, this love did not last long. In 2016, the two actors started feuding and The Rock quit the franchise. According to sources:
“Tension has been building up for months. Vin has been having problems with The Rock because he keeps showing up late for production. Sometimes he doesn’t show up at all and he’s delaying the production.”
On the other hand, Johnson posted a now-deleted post on Instagram and called out his male co-stars. He wrote:
“My female costars are always amazing and I love’em. My male costars, however, are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s— to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”
Few months ago, Vin Diesel shared an emotional Instagram post and addressed his former co-star
Previously, Vin Diesel claimed that he and The Rock have a lot of love in a weird way. At the same time, he claimed that Johnson only has one brother in the film world and that’s him. Similarly, he talked about giving tough love and getting the performances he wants. A few months ago, he shared an Instagram post, urging The Rock to join the franchise. He said:
My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. 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!
Furthermore, he said:
I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.
Recently, The Rock responded to Diesel’s post and set the record straight
In a recent interview, The Rock talked about Vin Diesel’s post and his future in the franchise. According to him, he had already told the actor that he will not be returning. He said:
“I told Diesel directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return.”
Furthermore, The Rock said:
“Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. 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. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”
This news might be disappointing for the fans of the two actors and the films. Hopefully, they are able to resolve their issues.