“I say this out of love… but you must show up” Vin Diesel appeals to Dwayne Johnson on Instagram.
Although it appears that the beef has since been squashed after the fallout in the production of The Fate of the Furious in 2016, recent developments indicated that the feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel was far from over.
In an unexpected message shared via Instagram on Sunday, Nov 7, Fast & Furious star and producer Vin Diesel made the appeal to his former co-star, Dwayne Johnson to return to the blockbuster franchise for the upcoming Fast And Furious 10 (F10).
Vin Diesel began his message, alongside a photo of he and Dwayne from one of the action films pleading “My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10,” Vin Diesel wrote. “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. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo,” he said, referring to Paul Walker.
“I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.” Dwayne Johnson has yet to publicly respond to Vin’s request but fans are definitely hoping that this possible reunion comes to fulfillment.
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson played Luke Hobbs in the franchise’s Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, before exiting the franchise to portray his character in the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw. Diesel told Men’s Health in June this year that as a producer for the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “I could give a lot of tough love,” to help Johnson play Hobbs saying “Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing.” and that’s what’s led to the breakdown in their relationship.
Dwayne responded by stating, “I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.” Dwayne told Vanity Fair in October saying he and Diesel were two people that had a different philosophical approach to the business of movie making. He also told Vanity Fair that they had a “peace meeting” to chat about their feelings towards each other.
” He and I had a good chat in my trailer, and it was out of that chat that it really became just crystal clear that we are two separate ends of the spectrum. And agreed to leave it there,” Johnson explained. Now, it’s up to the pair most integral to the series, Diesel and Johnson to find a way to bury the hatchet in order to give their characters the sort of scenes that loyal fans deserve.