Dwayne Johnson steps up to try and squash the latest Fast & Furious beef

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With things in the “fambly” on shaky ground following the delay of Fast & Furious 9 and the bumping up of the Hobbs/Shaw spin-off, Dwayne Johnson has stepped up to try and squash the franchise beef.

The beef in question originates entirely from Johnson’s co-star Tyrese Gibson, who took to social networks last week to vent his frustration at the ninth film in the popular action series being pushed back a year, and the long-rumoured spin-off featuring Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw being bumped up to fill the empty release slot.

Series figurehead Vin Diesel, however, quickly took to the web himself to demonstrate a much calmer response, comparing the series to one of its iconic vehicles and offering up that the delay was needed for “more maintenance”. The response was surprising, considering the most recent film in the series was plagued with rumours of an antagonistic relationship between Diesel and Johnson, the antagonism going so far as to see them share no noticeable screen time whatsoever.

 

Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019

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Now, having stayed mum throughout, Johnson has expressed his own position on the matter, taking to Instagram to explain: “My vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms.

Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #CandyAssesNeedNotApply”

The currently-untitled spin-off is set to open on July 26th, 2019, with he ninth instalment of the main Fast & Furious series now set to bow on April 10th, 2020.

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