Fast & Furious: Diesel Attempts to Cool Tyrese’s Feud with The Rock

When it was announced that Universal was moving forward with its planned Fast and Furious spin-off just days after it had confirmed that Fast and Furious 9 had been pushed back a year, actor Tyrese Gibson took to social media to express his frustrations concerning the spin-off and, more specifically, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for causing a rift among the Fast family.

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It all started when the Rock posted a photo of himself at a table following a production meeting last month. In a since deleted comment, Gibson stated that should Johnson move forward on the Hobbs spin-off film, he'd purposely ignore "the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter." So, naturally, when it was reported that the spin-off was, in fact, moving forward Gibson returned to social media to voice his anger, citing Johnson for making the fan-favorite franchise all about him.

While Gibson hasn't held back on his feelings regarding the first Fast and Furious spin-off, Jonhson has -- for the most part -- remained quiet on the matter, only tweeting out the following which revealed he'd always intended to expand the franchise from the moment he'd signed on.

Doing his best to try and cool things down between his fellow cast members, Diesel took to Instagram to reveal it wasn't the spin-off that pushed Fast and Furious 9 back as Gibson and others have suggested, but rather the need for more work on the film. "However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance," he said, revealing he'd gotten Ron Meyer's approval to give them more time to ensure things were perfect before entering production.

This, of course, isn't the first feud to happen among the Fast and Furious family. Vin Diesel was famously said to be in his own much-reported fued with Johnson during production on The Fate of the Furious. It's said that things have since cooled between the two and they will both return in the next installment of the franchise.

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The Fate of the Furious, the franchise’s eighth installment, earned $1.2 billion in 2017. It was directed by F. Gary Gray and starred Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.

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