Dwayne Johnson Buries the Hatchet with Vin Diesel Amid Fast & The Furious Return
Dwayne Johnson’s upfront and no-nonsense approach to acting is well-known in the entertainment industry. He’s never been the one to shy away from voicing his opinion, no matter how unpopular it may be. But his public falling out with Vin Diesel took the world by storm, with film lovers and media outlets alike scrambling to figure out what went wrong between the two Hollywood heavyweights.
It all started back in 2016 when Dwayne Johnson joined the Fast and Furious franchise for the first time, for the eighth installment, The Fate of the Furious. He made waves immediately, impressing fans with his dominating screen presence and intense action sequences. But it was his off-screen feud with Vin Diesel that sparked the most conversation.
Reportedly, Dwayne Johnson was not a fan of Vin Diesel’s lax attitude towards punctuality on set. Johnson reportedly grew increasingly frustrated with Diesel’s lack of discipline, citing his unprofessional behavior as a reason why it was hard to get the job done. It all came to a head when Johnson posted an Instagram rant directed at an unnamed co-star, calling them “chicken s*” and “candy a”. Later, it was revealed through multiple media outlets that the co-star in question was none other than Vin Diesel.
The feud created a rift between the two, that was so wide, it seemed like the franchise would have to sacrifice one of the two stars. But with the series being so heavily reliant on both of them, filmmakers came up with a solution that would see the two sharing less screen time in subsequent films.
Fast forward to 2019, where Dwayne Johnson was absent from the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, F9. Fans were curious to know if the feud was still on, or whether the two had called a truce. Johnson was quick to dispel any rumors, stating that he would not be appearing in the film as he was too busy with other commitments. However, it was revealed that he did have a say in the film’s character development, offering feedback and suggestions to both the writers and director.
Now, fast forward to present day, and it seems like Johnson and Diesel have finally put their feud behind them… at least on some level. Following an appearance in the after-credits sequence of Fast X, Johnson announced that he would be returning to the Fast and Furious franchise for the tenth and eleventh installments, set to hit theaters in 2023 and 2024 respectively.
Johnson expressed his excitement at returning to the franchise, stating that he and Diesel had resolved their differences and were ‘in a good place.’ He was also quick to thank fans for their support and hinted at the fact that he would be coming back with a vengeance, promising to make the upcoming films ‘the best they can be.’
The feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was a polarizing topic in Hollywood and among film enthusiasts. But with both stars making amends and coming together for the greater good of the franchise, it seems that the Fast and Furious series is set to get even bigger and better in the years to come. Fans can’t wait to see what the two Hollywood titans bring to the table in the upcoming films, and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.