The recent behind the scene of the melodrama of the Fast & Furious franchise now tends to rival the on-screen drama of the movies.It was learnt that during the production of the The Fate of the Furious that the sensational star Vin Diesel had a fall out with Dwayne Johnson to the point where they wouldn’t even share the same frame.
Not long ago,news broke out that Fast and Furious 9 will be delayed to 2020 so as to make room for the Hobbs/Shaw spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Dwayne Johnson went to instagram to promote the Hobbs/shaw spinoff;Pumped to expand and build out the Fast & Furious universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz.
Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this Hobbs and Shaw spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use the Hobbs/Shaw spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans.
Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum.
It is now clear that there is no way Dwayne Johnson wiil appear in the same movie with Diesel again,and since Universal didn’t want to lose Johnson.The only option was to give Johnson and Statham their own different series.And Dwayne is using this as an oppurtunity to say that any other Fast & Furious actors who want to join him will be welcomed with open arms.
Fellow Fast & Furious star-Tyrese Gibson was not shy to show his fustrations. “Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dwayne showed up,”
Veteran Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel which Dwayne once referred to as “candy ass” try to remain calm amidst the drama.
So Statham and Wayne will go on with the new franchise Hobbs/Shaw spinoff while Diesel will stick the Fast & Furious franchise.
The Hobbs/Shaw spinoff starts July 26,2019.while Fast & Furious 9 opens April 10,2020.