As far as action franchise feuds go, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson clashing in 'The Fast and the Furious' is one for the ages.
Even back in the days of Schwarzenegger and Stallone, it was never quite as tense as it was with these two. The story began back in 2016 when Johnson referred to some of his castmates in the franchise as "candy asses", prompting speculation initially that it was Tyrese Gibson.
As it turned out, Vin Diesel was the culprit and Johnson made his feelings known in almost every interview he gave when the question came up. Yet, for all of this, Diesel seemed to be attempting reconciliation. In 2017, Diesel told USA Today that "some things may be blown out of proportion."
Anyway, Johnson recently took to Instagram post-workout to pipe up about how 'Hobbs & Shaw' passed $750 million at the global box office, thanking the cast and crew of the movie before, at the very end, thanking Vin Diesel for his support.
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"My goal was always, all these years, to come into the 'Fast and Furious' world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could,” Johnson said. “And of course, all roads lead to one thing. I’ll be seeing you soon, Toretto,” in reference to Diesel's character.
Johnson's character, Hobbs, won't be appearing in the currently-filming 'Fast and Furious 9', but with a tenth - yes, TENTH - 'Fast and Furious' movie confirmed, odds are Johnson will be back for that. Not only that, don't be in the least bit surprised if he turns up in a post-credits scene in 'Fast and Furious 9' either.
'Fast and Furious 9' is slated for release on May 22nd, 2020.