Vin Diesel has called out for Dwayne Johnson to bury the hatchet and make an appearance in the next Fast and the Furious movie. The two actors have been beefing throughout 2021 and The Rock famously quit the franchise earlier this year.
However, the protagonist throughout the adrenaline-rushing saga has extended an olive branch to his co-star in the hope it will lure him back. Diesel wrote on Instagram: “My little brother Dwayne… the time has come.
“The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come.
“Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. “I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play.
“Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.” Johnson first appeared in the Fast franchise with the fifth film as bounty-hunting federal agent character Luke Hobbs.
Since then, the star has featured in Fast 6 and 7, as well as The Fate of the Furious and the spin-off movie, Hobbs and Shaw. While he started out as an adversary to Diesel’s Dominic Toretto character, he eventually teamed up with the notorious racer to tackler much larger foes.
In June this year, Vin Diesel told Men’s Health that Johnson’s performance in previous Fast films was down to him (as a producer) and his ‘tough love’ tactics. He said: “I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing.”
Responding to the comments, Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter: “I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that.”
“And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me.”
Diesel also spoke back in 2016 about how his male co-stars were unprofessional ‘candy asses’. While he didn’t name any names, many thought Vin was talking about Johnson.