Following the announced one-year delay by Universal of the next movie in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the finger-pointing has now started from cast members.
On Wednesday night, Tyrese Gibson, who plays the comic-relief character Roman in the franchise, took to his Instagram account and called out his costar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for being the cause.
With the hashtag #PSA to start his post, Tyrese congratulated Johnson and Hiram Garcia — one of the producing partners of Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production company — for “making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU.”
Later in the post, Tyrese wrote, “#FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne.” He also pondered if, after the extended wait, the movie turn out like another “Baywatch,” the other summer movie Johnson was in. “Baywatch” bombed at the box office and was slaughtered by critics.
Here’s Tyrese’s post:
This is not the first time an actor from the “Fast and Furious” franchise has called out another cast mate.
While wrapping up his time shooting “The Fate of the Furious,” Johnson took to his social media to call out male costars for being “candy a**es” and not “true professionals.” It was later believed that Johnson was referring to franchise star and producer Vin Diesel. The drama got to a point where they didn’t do press together in the lead-up to the movie being released. And, if you look closely, they are never in the same shot in “Fate of the Furious.”
It will be interesting to see if The Rock responds. As Tyrese notes in his Instagram post: “DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post.”
The untitled ninth movie in the “Fast and Furious” franchise will be released April 2020.
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