The Rock & Vin Diesel Will Work Together Again for Fast 9
Posted 2017/04/19 916 0
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel will reunite for The Fast and the Furious 9, despite their on-set feud during Fast 8 that ended up going public.
TMZ also reports that both Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have met privately a number of times since the feud erupted during production of The Fate of the Furious, and they are now both "good" and "1000%" ready to return for Fast & Furious 9. The feud began when Johnson posted an Instagram criticizing some of his male-co-stars as being "candy asses." The media speculated it could be a publicity stunt that culminated in the two meeting at Wrestlemania (since Johnson is a former wrestling star). Instead, more reports filtered out that the two were being kept apart on the press tour and that Diesel had cut a fight scene featuring Johnson. This report doesn't reveal when this feud was resolved, but the site's sources claim that the feud largely revolved around "real estate," a movie term that relates to how much an actor's character gets to "shine" in a particular movie, meaning who gets the most face time, the best action scenes, etc. But eventually Johnson acknowledged that Diesel is the true star of the movie.
The F. Gary Gray-directed The Fate of the Furious stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. It has been referred to as the first part of a new, concluding trilogy for the long-running series. The release dates of the two sequels have also been scheduled: April 19, 2019 and April 2, 2021, respectively. There is still no word on whether or not a script has been completed, but it will surely involve fast cars and a fair amount of explosions (wild guess).
Thus far, The Rock and Vin are the only two actors to officially sign on for the next two films. Kurt Russell also expressed his interest in returning as Mr. Nobody. Here's what the actor had to say when asked if he'd be interesting in coming back.
"Well, all my life I've never been one for sequels and stuff. I've done it one time with Escape From LA, which was from Escape From New York, which was 17 years earlier. But we live in a different time now. We live in a time where that's the norm. I've never had anything against it, I just think that each time what I think they've learned now, is that you can't just throw a sequel out there because you did good business. You have to go after it to make it even better. It puts more pressure on you. That, I like! That, I think, is a challenge, and every time you look at what it is, and if you like it and you think you've got a reason to do it, you do it. If there's not you don't."