MAJOR Controversy Is Brewing Between Fast and Furious Costars Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry aren’t the only ones with “bad blood” in Hollywood! Following reports of tension between DWTS partners Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Vanessa Lachey, Tyrese Gibson is calling out his Fast and Furious costar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
It was just last month that the actor took to Instagram to leave a now-deleted comment on one of Johnson’s posts, pleading with him to put aside his solo spinoff project (which would apparently also star fellow Fast alum Charlize Theron and Jason Statham) to focus on the main franchise. “If you move forward with that #Hobbs movie, you will have purposely ignored the heart-to-heart moment we had in my sprinter,” he reportedly wrote. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo.”
In a second comment (which was also later deleted), he allegedly wrote, “I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star, he’s my brother. I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie. I want you to shoot it, just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans, #FastFamily, or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date, bro.”
Now, with reports surfacing that Fast and Furious 9 has indeed been delayed, pushed back from April 2019 to April 10, 2020, Gibson is taking to his own social media pages to speak his truth.
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#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU - And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post - Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah..... it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic
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“#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in-law, aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41, for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU,” the former fashion model captioned a snap of the film’s new date. Yikes!
He also made it clear he wouldn’t be erasing his words this time around, saying, “And like you, DJ, even if they call, I will not be deleting this post. Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne. #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw, just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys, guys, just relax I’m just a passionate film critic.”
Johnson hasn’t responded directly to the accusatory comments from his Fast and Furious costar, but he did call out some of his male costars last fall in a still-live post. “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t,” he wrote at the time. “When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”
While he didn’t name anyone directly, many now speculate that his comments were aimed at Gibson.
Looks like things will be interesting when these two DO finally meet up again on set!
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