It’s official: Dwayne Johnson says there’s “no chance” he’ll return to the “Fast & Furious” franchise, putting former co-star Vin Diesel between the Rock and a fast place.
Dwayne Take's It Slow
“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,”
Johnson in a sprawling interview:
“I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return.”
Dwayne's Not Returning Period
Here Comes The Social Manipulation
"My little brother Dwayne... the time has come. 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. - Vin posted
“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,” Diesel added. “Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”
Destiny Awaits Dwayne
Johnson appeared in “Fast Five” and 3 more sequels. In 2016, he said he butted heads with unnamed male co-stars during the filming of 2017’s “Fate of the Furious,” sending fans into a tizzy about his future with the global phenomenon.
Johnson Butted Heads In 2016
“Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation,” Johnson continued. “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.
Leave Paul Walker Outta This
“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.”
Dwayne, Gratitude and Grace