It is a question that has stumped the greatest minds, right up there with others like Beatles or Rolling Stones, De Niro or Pacino, Hot Chocolate or Cappuccino. We ask you, the fan, if a situation were to arise, who would win: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson or Vin Diesel?
It has been a busy few days for The Rock, with a trailer for Baywatch arriving on Thursday and a trailer for the curiously titled The Fate of the Furious (for the confused, the eighth Fast & Furious film) expected on Monday morning. Both films will arrive in 2017, along with Jumanji, which like Baywatch, is another remake.
But for Vin Diesel, it’s going to be a leaner year. He’ll share Fate of the Furious with The Rock, but before that, in the graveyard month of January, he will return as Xander Cage in the third xXx movie. Unlike The Rock, Diesel stars in fewer films, not because he is picky, but because he has settled into a comfort zone as producer/actor.
What makes this rivalry all the more interesting is that both are equally possessive producers, and they’ve had a much-publicised fall-out on the sets of the Fast & Furious movie. Both are extremely passionate, and care deeply about their films. And they’re both global superstars, although The Rock might have the edge on Diesel there.
This kind of rivalry is usually reserved for the Khans here, but for two actors at the top of their game right now, it’ll be interesting to see whose film works better.
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