After Vin Diesel pleaded on Instagram for Dwayne Johnson to stay return to The Fast and Furious franchise, ‘The Rock’ has made it very clear he won’t be returning. Johnson spoke to CNN reflecting on his record-breaking year of success. In this exclusive, the Fast and Furious Franchise was brought up and Dwayne said he was surprised by Vin’s post. He also told CNN, “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.”
Johnson’s run as Luke Hobbs in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise has officially come to an end. In true Dwayne Johnson form, he appreciated the intent behind Diesel’s post but expressed his distaste for it as well. Johnson did not appreciate who Diesel brought into the post. Dwayne voiced “Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation.” In the lengthy Instagram post, Diesel brought up his children as well as Paul Walker’s death to which Johnson responded, “Leave them out of it,”
Johnson has had a whirlwind of success this past year. For starters, he became the most followed American man on Instagram. He also starred in two hit films Jungle Cruise and Red Notice and even debuted his own biographical sitcom titled “Young Rock”. All he wanted to do was leave his time on F&F with “gratitude and grace”. Even though the public interference from Diesel has left the waters a bit muddied, Johnson still wishes his former co-stars the best and knows the Fast universe will continue to confidently deliver.
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