The Rock & Vin Diesel Patch Up, Hint at ‘Fast 9’ Reunion
The feud between action stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel seems to have ended, with the former WWE wrestler thanking the xXx actor for his support during the making of this summer’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
In a lengthy video post on Instagram, Johnson also teased a potential return to the Fast & Furious franchise, which stars Diesel. The actor thanked his fans for making his Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw an international success.
"I just want to say thank you guys so, so much. You have officially made 'Hobbs & Shaw' not only a massive, global success -- as we've just crossed USD 750 million dollars at the global box office -- but also, you helped enable a build-out and an expansion of the Fast and Furious universe," Johnson wrote.
Take a look at the post below.
He went on to acknowledge Universal Studios, his Hobbs & Shaw cast mates as well as the entire team behind the film, before concluding his message with a shout-out to Diesel.
“I want to thank brother Vin for your support of ‘Hobbs & Shaw’... What a wild ride this has been (since) 10 years ago, when you and I spoke and you invited me into the ‘Fast & Furious’ family. I’m grateful for that invite. As you know, my goal was always, all these years, to come into the ‘Fast & Furious’ world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could.”Dwayne Johnson
"And of course, all roads lead to one thing. I'll be seeing you soon, Toretto," Johnson said referring to Diesel's F&F character.
The rift between the two stars began in 2016, during production of The Fate of the Furious, when Johnson referred to an unnamed male coworker as "candy a**es" who lacked professionalism. Dwayne joined the franchise in Fast Five, and was a major part of Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7 and Fate. However, many fans noticed how he and Diesel shared little screen space in the eight entry.
Johnson had previously that he won't be starring in the upcoming ninth instalment in the franchise. But there are chances of him appearing as a cameo, or in the tenth film which is already in production.
Fast & Furious 9, directed by Justin Lin, is set to be released on 22 May , 2020.
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