Dwayne Johnson Denies Vin Diesel’s Recall To Join Fast & Furious Franchise

Dwayne Johnson Denies Vin Diesel’s Recall

‘No Chance I Will Return’

Dwayne Johnson has denied Vin Diesel’s request to rejoin the “Fast & Furious” franchise. and also teased Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation.

In November Vin Diesel recalls Dwayne Johnson to join Fast & Furious 10 through an Instagram post. “The world awaits the finale of ‘Fast 10,’” Diesel wrote. “As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10!”

Dwayne Johnson Denies Vin Diesel’s Recall

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In a new interview with CNN, Johnson responded to the request, criticizing Diesel for voicing an invite on social media after the two had already reached an agreement in private.

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“I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return,” Johnson explained. “Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”

“My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise with gratitude and grace,” Johnson said. “It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters. Regardless, I’m confident in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience… I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”

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With 2011’s “Fast Five,” Johnson became a part of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. His Agent Hobbs is originally an opponent to Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, but Johnson’s character finally joins his family. Following his appearance in 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious,” Johnson left the main series to star in a spin-off opposite Jason Statham, titled “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”

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Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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