Dwayne Johnson will return to star in the ninth Fast & Furious film after burying the hatchet with Vin Diesel, a new report says.
Johnson and Diesel, the stars of The Fate of the Furious, the latest in the record-breaking action series, have reportedly moved on from their much-discussed feud. Johnson had posted an angry Instagram message in August 2016 claiming that a male co-star had got his “blood boiling” on the sets of the eighth film.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit 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. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part😉. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
TMZ now reports that the feud began because of “real estate”. By this, they mean that the two lead stars were involved in an argument over “who gets the best action scenes, who gets the hottest girl, who shows off their body more, and who gets the most face time.”
“It became a big issue for Dwayne and Vin, but ultimately, Dwayne acknowledged it was Vin’s movie -- he’s listed #1 on the call sheet,” the report continued. Diesel is indeed the face of the franchise, having appeared in all but one film since its 2001 debut. He is also given top billing - ahead of Johnson - in The Fate of the Furious.
Johnson’s had ranted because Diesel, allegedly, arrived late on set. The two exchanged heated words.
At the time, a studio source said, “What happened is over, and no one expects there to be any lingering effects. When it comes time to promote the movie, this will have no bearing.”
The two were also conspicuously kept apart for the film’s global promotions. The Fate of the Furious debuted on April 14 worldwide and became the most successful movie opening in history.
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