Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson Feuding Over ‘Fast and Furious’ Spin-Off
No big franchise could last more than a decade without a single drama. After a reported tension between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and later Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the “Fast and Furious” franchise due to unfair treatment of women, now Tyrese Gibson and Johnson seem to be in dispute over a planned spin-off centering on Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
Johnson recently posted a picture of him sitting at a table after what appeared to be a meeting. He wrote in the caption, “Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD (Get S**t Done) table that’s inside my trailer.”
Gibson took to the comment section to express his frustration over the possible spin-off. “If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter,” he wrote. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo.”
Days later, he wrote a lengthy message directed at Johnson. “I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother,” he wrote. “I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date bro.”
Gibson continued, “We do this on behalf of the families, the cast, the crew member who have been down and loyal to us for 15 years…… Everyone matters…. When we shoot we all eat, we we show up as a FAMILY display our love, our funny stuff, our story lines and HEARTS in every frame…… Me and the cast laugh because it seems like #Fast is like a HOLIDAY at this point….. You [can’t] push the release date of a holiday bro.”
Gibson concluded, “This is not a #Rant I’m no Rock #Hater and I don’t want this #Life I love my own… I’m doing this for the #FastFamily I’m loyal and I apologize for being loyal but dammit I am.”
In another post, he wrote, “Once you hit me back I will delete every post.” The messages have since been deleted, which might mean that Johnson has finally responded to Gibson’s messages.
Their reps have not commented on the issue.
“Fast and Furious 9” has been scheduled to arrive on April 19, 2019.