Vin & Dwayne rocky relationship
So, if you didn’t know, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rejected Vin Diesel’s plea for him to return to Fast & Furious. Apparently, it was a manipulation tactic from Diesel.
For the past few years, The Rock and Diesel haven’t exactly liked one another. People were hyped when the two were shown together in Fast & Furious, but they didn’t know what was happening behind the scenes. The Rock showed up in Fast Five, but their beef was known until The Fate of the Furious. Dwayne Johnson joining the franchise since Fast Five; and continued partnership as a part of the family until the Fast & Furious 6.
In a 2016 Instagram post that’s now deleted, Johnson complimented his female co-stars but called some of the males “candy asses.” Even though he never called anyone out, The Rock and Diesel began to talk about their feud in interviews and posts on social media.
And the feud still brewed
Recently, Vin Diesel plead on social media for “little brother Dwayne” to come back to the Furious franchise. However, The Rock declined the plea, believing that Diesel still isn’t genuine. Johnson even talked about the plea in an interview with CNN Entertainment, calling the plea a manipulative act.
“I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post. 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.
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.
I privately spoke with my partners at Universal as well, all of whom were very supportive as they understand the problem. Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. 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.”
Fans of Luke Hobbs, Johnson’s character, may be disappointed, but at least he got out of a displeasing position.