AceShowbiz - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel may be reuniting for the next installment in "The Fast and the Furious" film franchise. The wrestler-turned-actor hinted at the end of his feud with his "The Fate of the Furious" co-star and his return for a future sequel in an Instagram video.
On Friday, September 27, the "Moana" voice actor posted a video in which he thanked Diesel for supporting his movie "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw", which is a spin-off to "The Fast and the Furious" film series. He filmed it during a short break of his workout session at the gym.
He opened the video by thanking fans. "I just want to say thank you guys so, so much," he said. "You have officially made 'Hobbs & Shaw' not only a massive, global success - as we've just crossed $750 million dollars at the global box office - but also, you helped enable a build-out and an expansion of the 'Fast and Furious' universe."
He went on to acknowledge his "Fast and Furious" co-star Diesel, whom he called "brother." He continued, "Lastly, but not least, I want to thank brother Vin for your support of 'Hobbs & Shaw'. I saw your post and I appreciate it. ... As you know, and what a wild ride this is and what a wild ride this has been, 10 years ago when you and I spoke, you invited me into the 'Fast and Furious' family. I'm grateful for that invite. And as you know, my goal was always, all these years, to come into the 'Fast & Furious' world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could."
"And of course, all roads lead to one thing. I'll be seeing you soon, Toretto," the Luke Hobbs depicter added, with a reference to Diesel's character that hinted they might be reuniting on-screen.
On-set tension between Johnson and Diesel occurerd while they were filming "The Fate of the Furious" a.k.a. "Fast 8". At the time, the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" star explained that they had different working styles.
Johnson went on to headline the spin-off "Hobbs & Shaw" with Jason Statham, which led to the delay of "Fast and Furious 9". Tyrese Gibson then called out Johnson on Instagram multiple times for causing the delay.
"Fast 9" is currently in production, but there's no hint that Johnson will appear in the movie. Should his reunion with Diesel indeed happen, it may be in "Fast and Furious 10" which is scheduled for an April 2, 2021 release.