Tyrese rants against Dwayne Johnson as Fast & Furious behind-the-scenes drama heats up
Tyrese Gibson’s long rants on social media hint at a growing discord between Fast & Furious family, after rumours that Vin Diesel and The Rock’s feud made headlines prior to the release of the eighth film.Updated: Sep 13, 2017 10:54 IST
Dwayne Johnson isn’t replying to Tyrese Gibson’s messages or taking his calls, so the Fast & Furious star decided the best way to get The Rock’s attention is by leaving long messages about it on social media.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Tyrese, who plays Roman in the Fast & Furious series, shared a picture of the two of them and wrote, “I don’t do email bruh. You got my cell same San Diego # hit me.” He’d previously left a series of now-deleted comments on The Rock’s posts.
On Sunday, The Rock shared a picture of himself deep in concentration, which Tyrese took as a sign that he’d agreed to star in the planned spin-off to the Fast & Furious series, based on his character Hobbs.
The Wrap reported that a post-credit scene featuring The Rock and Jason Statham had initially been shot for the end of Fast & Furious 8, but co-producer and star Vin Diesel had vetoed its inclusion in the final movie. There were rumours of the two being at odds throughout the production.
“If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter,” Gibson wrote in a comment on the post, which has since been deleted. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my texts messages. #FastFamily is just that a family……We don’t fly solo,” wrote Tyrese in a comment, whose screenshots were shared on Instagram.
In a longer message following this one, Tyrese wrote: “I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date”.
Two more Fast & Furious movies have been planned, with the tenth film in the series already slated for a 2021 release.
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First Published: Sep 13, 2017 10:53 IST