Vin Diesel Asks Dwayne Johnson To Return To 'Fast and Furious' Franchise, Ending 5-Year-Long Feud

Vin Diesel Asks Dwayne Johnson To Return To 'Fast and Furious' Franchise, Ending 5-Year-Long Feud

Dwayne Johnson had previously called out Vin Diesel in 2016 for his behavior on set.

Vin Diesel is waving the white flag amid his feud with former co-star Dwayne Johnson. The actor posted a request on Instagram to The Rock to return to the Fast & Furious franchise, despite their personal issues. The 54-year-old asked Johnson, 49, to come back for one of the last installments in the franchise: Fast & Furious 10. Alongside a photo of himself with Johnson in Fast Five, he wrote: 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.


Diesel continued: 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! 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. Johnson is yet to respond to Diesel's request.


The two former costars had a falling out in 2016. According to PEOPLE, Johnson called out his male costars from The Fate of the Furious on Instagram saying that "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 a**es." At the time, Vin told Men’s Health that he had to use “tough love” while producing The Rock on set. He said, "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."


It looks like it must have been too tough of a lesson because the pair haven’t collaborated on another project since The Fate of the Furious. Johnson reacted to the "tough love" comments in an interview with Vanity Fair a month later, "One part of me feels like there's no way I would dignify any of that bull---- with an answer. I've been around the block a lot of times. Unlike [Diesel], I did not come from the world of theater. And, you know, I came up differently and was raised differently. And I came from a completely different culture and environment. And I go into every project giving it my all. And if I feel that there's some things that need to be squared away and handled and taken care of, then I do it. And it's just that simple. So when I read that, just like everybody else, I laughed. I laughed hard. We all laughed. And somewhere I'm sure Fellini is laughing too." 

Johnson even agreed to appear in 2017's The Fate of the Furious if he didn't have to share any scenes with Diesel. Ouch! We wonder if things have changed since then and if The Rock will hear Diesel's plea and return to the franchise. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


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