- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told Rolling Stone that his “Fast and Furious” co-stars who are unhappy about his spin-off, “Hobbs and Shaw,” need to “get on the train” because “it’s not going to stop.”
- He compared it to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “It’s like if Robert Downey, Jr. was p—– about ‘Captain America.'”
- He also said that there’s no beef between him and Tyrese Gibson, who blamed Johnson for the ninth “Fast and Furious” movie being delayed until 2020: “I just got to a point where I didn’t care.”
Not all of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Fast and Furious” co-stars are apparently happy about his spin-off, “Hobbs and Shaw” – and he’s calling them out.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson said “it’s so silly” that some of his co-stars would complain about the spin-off, which co-stars Jason Statham and comes to theatres next year.
“You can b—-, you can moan, you can complain,” he said. “But the train is leaving the station, and it’s not going to stop. So be smart, get on the train, think about the big picture – and let’s create multiple trains.”
Johnson compared the move to what Marvel Studios is doing with its Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“At the end of the day, it’s smart business to expand on the franchise and build it out,” Johnson told Rolling Stone. “It’s the Marvel model. The analogy that was given to me, which was very funny, was that it’s like if Robert Downey, Jr. was p—– about ‘Captain America’ and these other movies. Let it all happen! Let it all grow. It helps out everybody.”
Johnson’s conflicts with his co-stars are no secret, most notably with Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson, though he told Rolling Stone that he wouldn’t call it a “beef” between him and Gibson.
“A beef requires two people,” he said. “Tyrese, for reasons unbeknownst to me and unbeknownst to a lot of people, went off in his own direction, down a path that was never understood. I never heard from him once – he never called, never texted. So I honestly didn’t have a beef, because I just got to a point where I didn’t care.”
Gibson blamed Johnson in October for the ninth “Fast and Furious” movie being delayed until 2020 and said he was being selfish.
As for Diesel, the beef is clear. Johnson implied that he still has ill will toward Diesel and isn’t sure if he’ll return for the ninth “Fast and Furious” movie.
In 2016, Johnson posted a scathing message to Facebook calling out his male co-stars – namely Diesel – for being unprofessional on the set of the eighth movie, “The Fate of the Furious,” which was released last year.
One thing is certain: Despite the drama, the “Fast and Furious” franchise shows no signs of slowing down.
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