The Rock shades Vin Diesel & swears he'll never return to Fast & Furious franchise!

After brushing off some Vin Diesel comments about pushing Dwayne Johnson's act to live up to the character, the 'Jumanji' actor went on to make it clear that he won't be returning to the Fast & Furious franchise

By Miguel Robles

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel (Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel / AP / AFP)

After hearing what Dwayne Johnson had to say about Vin Diesel, it's pretty obvious that the beef between them is far from coming to an end. The fact that “The Rock” had a massive falling out on the set of 'The Fate Of The Furious', is hardly news; as it was how neither was too forthcoming about what happened, but we do know The Rock wasn't too happy with his co-star's behavior.

In fact, Dwayne eventually went on to give a definitive slam on Instagram, when he said “My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story.” The actor continue and pointed out how some of them conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while other don't. “The ones that don't are too chicken s**t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. 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.”

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Of course, it didn't take long before we learned exactly which male co-star he was referring to. In fact, the actor eventually admitted the duo had “an important face-to-face” in his trailer. This event, he later said, made him realize they had a “difference in philosophies” regarding collaborations. Actually, Johnson has been known for being such a polite and classy person, which ultimately means that these last words were the perfect way to call Vin Diesel some kind of a jackass. In the end, the solution for Johnson to avoid acting onscreen with Vin again was creating a two-chapter spin-off films alongside Jason Statham, in the Hobbes & Shaw series.

But according to the wrestler turned actor, he's not even considering to do spinoffs anymore. Apparently, he's over with the franchise entirely! Recently, Diesel in fact went on and gave his own two cents about the dispute in an interview for Men's Health. In the conversation, Vin Diesel made it sound like he needed to push The Rock to get there with his acting.

“It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character. My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be. As a producer to say, 'Okay, we're going to take Dwayne Johnson, who's associated with wrestling, and we're going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don't know' – Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks. That's something that I'm proud of, that aesthetic... I would do anything I'd have to do in order to get performances in anything I'm producing.” How insulting is that?

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However, not long after that, the 'Jumanji' star decided to brush off Vin's condescension when he said “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.” He also continued and made it official that he won't be returning to the franchise in any capacity. Not even for the highly anticipated final installment, which is in the works. “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.” Apparently, there won't even be a 'Hobbes & Shaw 2' after all.

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Miguel Robles

I began my journey as a journalist 15 years ago, when I started as a staff writer for OPEN Magazine. I was able to escalate up to the point of becoming the editor in chief of the magazine. Always adjusting to cope with changes in the industry. Trying to make strong connections with the people, and bringing voice to minorities through storytelling.

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