Dwayne Johnson is considering parking the “Fast and Furious” franchise for good after his feud with Vin Diesel.
The action men engaged in a heated battle while filming fast-paced 2017 film The Fate of the Furious, with the former wrestling star publicly referring to co-star Diesel as a “chicken s**t” and “candy a**” person, creating a months-long fall-out, which involved castmates such as Tyrese Gibson.
Dwayne is currently working on a Fast and Furious spin-off, featuring his character Luke Hobbs, and Jason Statham’s former villain Deckard Shaw, but after this project wraps filming, he admits it’s not certain if he’ll return to the franchise for Furious 9, even though the star insists he and Diesel have ended their quarrel.
“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer,” Dwayne shares with Rolling Stone magazine. “And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating.
“It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”
Emphasizing that he isn’t “quite sure” if he’ll return for Furious 9, Dwayne adds, “Right now I’m concentrating on making the spin-off as good as it can be.”
Ultimately, he wishes Diesel the best of luck and insists he is now past all the drama from their feud.
“I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have,” Johnson shares. “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will’. We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”
Dwayne isn’t the only Fast and Furious castmate to have threatened to leave the franchise – Gibson and actress Michelle Rodriguez have also hinted at departing from the series over casting and script issues.
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