If you were looking to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Fast & Furious” character Luke Hobbs appear in any of the remaining films, guess what? He ain’t gonna be there. As previously reported, last month, Vin Diesel took to his Instagram to ask The Rock to return to the franchise, and it looks like that return won’t be happening.
During an interview with CNN, The Rock was asked about Vin’s post, to which he said, “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.”
He continued, “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. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding. My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise with gratitude and grace. It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters.”
As mentioned before, Vin and The Rock fell out back in 2016 while on the set of “The Fate of the Furious,” also known as F8. The Rock called him out on social media about it, and Vin later spoke about it in Men’s Health and said that there was a moment of tough love on the set of the film where he also served as a producer.
Although The Rock is adamant about not returning to the franchise, he does wish his former co-stars the best. He said to CNN, “Regardless, I’m confident in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience, and I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”
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