Tyrese Gibson, one of the many stars in the Fast and Furious franchise, has taken to social media to express his frustration over Dwayne Johnson's apparent hold-up of the series' ninth film. The actor lashed out after rumors that Johnson and Jason Statham receiving their own spin-off has caused a delay in the main series.
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It was reported a couple of days ago that Fast and Furious 9 had been pushed back a year to April 10, 2020, though Universal Pictures offered no official reason as to why. "Congratulations to The Rock," the actor wrote on Instagram, "for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU." Gibson isn't the only member of the franchise who has problems with Johnson; Vin Diesel has been publicly feuding with the ex-wrestler for quite some time now.
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#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU - And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post - Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah..... it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic
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.
Universal has ordered two additional films to finish out the series, which would mean Fast and Furious 9 will be followed by the series' final chapter.