Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel's feud seemed to have rekindled and during an interview
Dwayne Johnson's time in the Fast and Furious movies is now seemingly over. During a recent interview, Johnson spoke about a comment that Vin Diesel made in June that supposedly rekindled the beef that the duo once had.
Diesel said back in June that he used "tough love" to get the best performance from the former wrestling star and Johnson didn't like that.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, while promoting his new movie Jungle Cruise, Johnson spoke about Diesel's comments.
I laughed hard [at Diesel’s comments about “tough love]. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.
The feud between Johnson and Diesel supposedly began on the set of Fast 8 when the two actors threw shade at each other about being unprofessional. No names were mentioned but everyone knew who they were talking about. Johnson famously argued about all the "candy asses" on set.
Things seemed to have gotten better between the two until Diesel's interview in June. In the interview Diesel said:
As a producer, to say, ‘Okay, we’re going to take Dwayne Johnson, who’s associated with wrestling, and we’re going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don’t know’, Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks. That’s something that I’m proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing.
So if you were expecting to see Dwayne Johnson's character of Hobbs return in the upcoming Fast and Furious movies then I got bad news for you. He's done with the franchise. However, it's unclear if he will return for any spin-off projects such as the sequel to Hobbs and Shaw.
Fast and Furious 9 premiered on June 24th and managed an average gross of nearly $600 million.