Tyrese Gibson’s Feud with Dwayne Johnson Finally Over
The cast of the Fast & Furious is just a group of protagonists who are practically best friends with each other. They feel like a family by all means. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all rosy and unicorns all the time. Families fight, and so have the cast of Fast & Furious. That includes cast members Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. However, the news is that their feud is now finally over!
The long-standing feud Tyrese Gibson had with Dwayne Johnson is finally a thing of the past. Gibson recently revealed that the two have finally buried the hatchet. During an interview, Gibson revealed as he shot down any possibility of a spinoff based on his character Roman Pearce, saying:
Me and The Rock peaced up by the way. We talked for like four hours about three weeks ago.
The history of their feud
In case you missed their feud entirely, things got heated a few months after the release of Fate and the Furious. Universal Studios decided to delay Fast & Furious to promote and release Hobbs & Shaw, and that did not sit well with Tyrese Gibson. Hobbs & Shaw was a spinoff of Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. But for Gibson, it seemed like Johnson was making the Fast & Furious franchise all about himself, as he openly announced it on Instagram. He accused The Rock of putting his needs above that of the family’s.
However, Tyrese Gibson eventually sat down with Dwayne Johnson as well as one of his associates and apologized for his behavior on social media too. For a while, things seemed like they were back to good again. But then, Gibson threw shade at the fact that Hobbs & Shaw did poorly at the box office. And Johnson expressed that it disappointed him a lot.
Tyrese Gibson is now on good terms with The Rock
Now, however, it looks like Tyrene Gibson is now finally on good terms with Dwayne Johnson. In a recent interview on Stir Crazy with Josh Horowitz, he said that it doesn’t bother him much anymore that Dwayne Johnson now has a separate corner in the Fast & Furious universe, saying:
What’s interesting about The Fast and The Furious is it’s not about any of us individually. We’re like the UN at this point. Everyone gets to go to the theater and say, ‘He and she looks like me.’ If I did it with [Ludacris’ Tej], then who are we going to play off of? I could not just make it about me. I just could not.
Both Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson cemented their place in Fast & Furious with Fast Five. Even though Gibson was a part of the franchise from the start, he became a mainstay by its fifth installment.
According to recent reports from Deadline, Fast & Furious has two more movies left in the series. One is the sequel to Fast 9, and the other is a sequel of the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff.