Seems like Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson really are ‘family.’ After a feud between these Hollywood heavyweights threatened to tear the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise apart, the two have reportedly patched things up and are ready to go full-throttle in the next flick!
If the Fast & The Furious movies are about anything (other than fast cars and eye-popping action scenes), they’re about the importance of family. It seems that life is imitating art, especially when it comes to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 44, and Vin Diesel, 49.
Vin and Rock “met privately several times” to work out the issues that arose during the filming of The Fate of the Furious, sources tell TMZ. Calmer heads have prevailed, as sources claim they’re “good” and are “1000%” committed to filming the ninth installment in the Furious franchise.
So, what caused this feud, anyway? Real estate. No, Vin didn’t cheat Rock out of a beachfront condo, but sources tell TMZ that “real estate” – movie language for how much of the spotlight an actor takes up – was at the source of this bad blood, as these two megastars were angry over screen time. Ultimately, the Rock acknowledged that Furious is Vin’s baby and the two worked things out.
The two seemed to publicly squash this beef while on the red carpet for The Fate of the Furious premiere. The Rock said that “different philosophies” caused the rift between him and Vin, but after focusing on “making the best movie possible…all the other stuff kind of has a way of working itself out.” Vin also said he and The Rock were cool, saying that his kids call him “Uncle Dwayne” and that they really do love each other!
Of course, that didn’t always seem the case. The Rock put his male co-stars on blast after calling out their “candy asses” in a cryptic Facebook post in Aug. 2016. While The Rock never clarified whom he was talking about, the message reportedly rubbed Vin the wrong way, causing the friction between the two. However, time heals all wounds, expecially if they’re “good” now.
This is a huge change, especially since this feud was reportedly going to take these two back to The Rock’s roots. There was talk that they were going to settle things in the middle of the WWE ring, but it seems they didn’t need to give Vince McMahon, 71, a call. Plus, there are half-a-billion reasons why they should squash their beef, as their movie made $532.5 million globally in its first opening weekend, according to the BBC.
Are you happy that these two are back for the ninth Furious movie, HollywoodLifers? What do you think they’ll call it?