You don’t turn your back on family, unless you’re Vin Diesel or Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who have been holding grudges with each other from time to time since at least 2016.
The two action stars made their first on-screen appearance together in 2011. Fast five, in which the former wrestler joined the longstanding franchise as Luke Hobbs, an agent who pursues the Fast and Furious crew for their various crimes against … all law enforcement agencies in the world.
It all seemed copious over the years, as Johnson returned for the sixth and seventh innings of the saga, but in August 2016, the Jumanji Star set the fandom on fire with a since deleted Instagram post referring to anonymous cast members as “sweet asses.”
Rumors immediately surfaced that he was insulting Diesel, who had been part of the Narrowly franchise since the first movie that was released in 2001. A few days later, after filming for The fate of the furious wrapped up, Johnson posted another Instagram thanking some of his co-stars for their name: Scott eastwood other Nathalie Emmanuel, for example, but deliberately did not mention Diesel.
Although the Rampage The star never identified the target of her anger, her co-star apparently confirming it was him in her own Instagram video. “Honestly, give me a second and I’ll tell you all about it,” he said. “Everything.”
Later, the duo’s co-star Michelle Rodriguez confirmed that there was tension between the men on set, though he pointed to it as the kind of disagreement any close friend might have.
“Any human being who knows what men are like knows to stay out of it. [of those] situations and let them work it out, “he said in September 2016.” They’re ‘brothers,’ man. They are friends, and ultimately even friends get to a point where they have to put aside their differences to make a movie for multicultural people all over the world, and that’s the bigger picture of things. “
partner Almost saga actor Tyrese Gibson was somewhat less diplomatic, however, when F9 was first delayed in October 2017 (later delayed again due to the coronavirus pandemic).
“Congratulations to @TheRock and his brother-in-law, aka $ 7 producing partner, @ hhgarcia41, for making the fast and furious franchise on YOU,” he wrote via Instagram, apparently blaming Johnson for the production delays on the movie.
At the time, Diesel defended the San Andreas Gibson’s accusations actor, saying it was no one’s fault and that the franchise “needed maintenance.” Johnson, for his part, left the main Almost saga and starred in his own spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw.
Keep scrolling to see everything Hobbs and Toretto have said about their feud over the years: