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Dwayne Johnson Says He Will Never Rejoin The Fast And The Furious Franchise

Hannah Blackiston

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Dwayne Johnson Says He Will Never Rejoin The Fast And The Furious Franchise

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

Whatever The Rock is cooking, it isn't a new Fast and the Furious movie.

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed he will never return to the franchise, despite 'manipulative' efforts from Vin Diesel to bring him back.

In an interview with CNN, Johnson said he was 'surprised' by an Instagram from Diesel which passionately requested Johnson come back to the movies for the tenth instalment.

"My little brother Dwayne... the time has come," he wrote.

"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. Legacy awaits."

Diesel went on to bring up the late Paul Walker and said Johnson needed to fulfil his 'destiny' as Hobbs.

But Johnson isn't having a bar of it, telling CNN he was surprised by the tactics Diesel was employing and that he didn't appreciate their feud being played out in such a public setting.

AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo
AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo

"I was very surprised by Vin's recent post. This past June, when Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly - and privately - that I would not be returning to the franchise," he said.

"Vin's recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn't like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker's death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.

"My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible 'Fast & Furious' franchise with gratitude and grace. It's unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters."

Atlaspix / Alamy Stock Photo
Atlaspix / Alamy Stock Photo

Johnson said he had spoken with the team at Universal about his decision also and they supported him and that he wished nothing but the best for the cast and crew.

Johnson has been a part of the franchise since the fifth movie, but Diesel and Johnson haven't always seen eye to eye.

It was during the filming of the eighth movie that their feud first came to light, as Johnson turned to Instagram to say he didn't tolerate 'candy a**es'.

"Some [male co-stars] conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy a**es," he said.

Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo
Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

"When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling-you're right," he added.

He took it back a few days later and has since deleted the post, but when he posted a long list of people to thank for the film, Diesel was not on it.

The film was confirmed by co-star Michelle Rodriguez, then Diesel himself and Johnson, but both passed it off as something that happens among 'family'.

However, they obviously haven't made it past their disagreement, if Diesel is taking to socials to try and get his FF brother back in the films.

Topics: Vin Diesel, TV and Film, News, Dwayne Johnson

Hannah Blackiston
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