It looks like Dwayne Johnson is on a mission to reveal many things that people have questions about. After talking about depression recently in an interview, the actor sat with Rolling Stone for May Cover Story where he spoke about what is his future in the Fast & Furious franchise, the infamous feud with Vin Diesel and if he is going to run for Presidency in 2020 or not. So, let us start with the Vin Diesel feud. In the interview, Dwayne gave us a better insight of what happened between them during the dispute.
The Rock and Vin Diesel did not shoot scenes together for The Fate of the Furious.
The talk about Vin Diesel started with the question which many fans had in mind, and it was whether they both shoot scenes together for 2017's The Fate of the Furious. The actor confirmed, "That is correct. We were not in any scenes together." But, if watched the movie closely then they both share the screen together for a brief time which was made possible through editing.
The actors even had a face-to-face confrontation.
So, what’s the status of the relationship between the two action film heavyweights?
“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not,” explained The Rock.
Way back in 2016, Johnson posted some not-so-nice things on his Instagram account about a person he was working with on the set of “The Fate of the Furious.” While no names were given, the terms “chickenshit” and “candyasses” were thrown around. And many people deduced that the actor was, in fact, talking about Vin Diesel. Somehow, it seems, the two actors just couldn’t co-exist on the set of the action blockbuster, and it boiled over into social media.Also read : What it means to be a Fast&Furious series without Paul Walker?
Dwayne is currently working on Fast and Furious' Hobbs and Shaw
The actor was also asked about his future in the franchise and whether he will appear in the next sequel of Fast 9 that is set to come out in 2020. To this, the actor replied that he might not appear in the upcoming movie. On the contrary, he also confirmed...
“I’m not quite sure. Right now I’m concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be. But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have,” Johnson continues. “Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”Also read : These are my plans For you": The poignant letter "Rock" wrote to his
So, just to unpack, there’s definitely some tension between the two guys, even today. However, Johnson is smart enough to not really expand on it further, using the old “I’m focusing on [Insert Diversionary Film] instead…” trick. While it’s true that Johnson is working on the upcoming ‘Hobbs’ spinoff film featuring Jason Statham, which is the first spinoff from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, this answer does seem to be just cryptic enough to leave anything open in the future.
And it’s important to understand the two actors’ standing in the industry right now. Diesel has tried to branch off from the ‘Fast’ franchise, with very little success, while Johnson has been releasing hit after hit, with his latest film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” grossing a hair below $1 billion. ‘Fast and the Furious’ needs The Rock, but The Rock doesn’t need ‘Fast and Furious.’
Ultimately, because the studio will most definitely back a dump truck full of money in front of both men, it’s likely the two will be seen together again. But its definitely not going to be a chummy set, that’s for sure.