The Rock Thanks Vin Diesel For Hobbs & Shaw Support, Teases Fast & Furious Reunion

Dwayne Johnson has thanked Vin Diesel for his support on Hobbs & Shaw and teased his return in a future mainline Fast & Furious sequel. It was The Rock’s role as DSS agent Luke Hobbs in 2011’s Fast Five that helped to transform the former wrestler into a full-blown superstar and catapulted the Fast & Furious franchise itself to previously-unscaled box office heights. The property has only gotten bigger and more profitable in the years since then, culminating with the release of this year’s spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw. Of course, it’s seen its fair share of struggles along the way.

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In addition to Paul Walker’s death mid-production on Furious 7, Johnson and Diesel infamously butted heads during filming on the eighth Fast & Furious movie, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. This was followed by Tyrese Gibson publicly accusing Johnson of being “selfish” after The Rock went on to star in the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff, and Fast & Furious 9 was delayed from 2019 to a 2020 release date. More recently, Gibson took a swipe at Hobbs & Shaw after it opened lower than anticipated at the U.S. box office (he later deleted the post). However, it looks like Johnson and Diesel are now officially putting their own bad blood behind them.

 

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Recently, Diesel took to social media to congratulate Johnson on his success of late, including Hobbs & Shaw’s worldwide performance and his marriage to his longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, back in August. The Rock returned the favor in a video post to his Instagram account, thanking Diesel for not only his “classy” support, but for bringing him aboard the Fast & Furious franchise ten years ago. He then went on to hint at his return in a future non-spinoff, quoting Hobbs from Fast Five by (playfully) saying “I’ll be seeing you, Toretto”.

Source: ScreenRant

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