First it was Vin Diesel and now it's Tyrese Gibson. If he weren't renowned for being the nicest man in Hollywood, we'd begin to think that the problem might be Dwayne Johnson.
Tyrese Gibson aired the drama in the franchise on Instagram last night, which apparently revolves around the impact a rumored spinoff focusing on Johnson’s Fast character, Luke Hobbs, would have on production of 'Fast 9', which currently has a release date of April 19th, 2019.
A previous post on Gibson's Instagram post read: "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 text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo."
Last night's post however was a lot longer.
"I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother," he wrote. "I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date bro."
"I never ever go public with private family issues,” he continued. "We do this on behalf of the families, the cast, the crew member who have been down and loyal to us for 15 years…… Everyone matters…. When we shoot we all eat, we we show up as a FAMILY display our love, our funny stuff, our story lines and HEARTS in every frame…… Me and the cast laugh because it seems like #Fast is like a HOLIDAY at this point….. You [can’t] push the release date of a holiday bro."
"This is not a #Rant I’m no Rock #Hater and I don’t want this #Life I love my own… I’m doing this for the #FastFamily I’m loyal and I apologize for being loyal but dammit I am."
Tyrese's post has since been deleted but the internet keeps receipts and Instagram account The Shade Room uploaded screenshots of his original post for us all to enjoy.
But it didn't end there, as Gibson then posted two photos of himself and Johnson together with the simple caption: "I don't do email bruh
You got my cell same San Diego # hit me".
So someone's feathers are clearly ruffled.
Whether or not this has any impact on Johnson's decision or the movie's filming date remains to be seen.