Vin Diesel begs Dwayne Johnson to return for ‘Fast & Furious 10’
Vin Diesel asks Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to end his well-known feud and join “Fast & Furious” by the end of the saga.
The 54-year-old actor, who plays Dominic Toretto in the cinema, extended an olive branch on Sunday by sharing an open letter to his former co-star on Instagram.
“My little brother Dwayne … the time is right,” he wrote alongside a photo of them face to face. “The world is waiting for the end of Fast 10.”
Diesel went on to say that his sons still call Johnson “Uncle Dwayne,” despite their well-documented breakup. “There is no holiday that goes by without them and you sending good wishes,” he added.
Johnson, 49, made his debut as Federal Agent Luke Hobbs in “Fast Five” in 2011 and reprized his role in the franchise’s sixth, seventh and eighth installments before landing his own spin-off, ” Hobbs & Shaw “.
The couple’s feud erupted in 2016, during the final weeks of filming “The Fate Of The Furious” in 2017. Around this time, Johnson posted a photo to his verified Instagram account, which he has since deleted, in which he criticized unidentified male co-stars.
“Some (male co-stars) behave like tough men and real professionals, while others don’t,” Johnson wrote at the time.
Diesel told Men’s Health in June this year that as the producer of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “heavy-handed love” was at the root of his conflict with Johnson.
“He was a difficult character to play, the character of Hobbs,” he said. “I was focusing at the time on a lot of bossy love to help get this performance where it needed to be.”
However, Johnson hit back at the Vanity Fair cover, saying he and Diesel were “philosophically two different people” who “approach the film production industry in two very different ways.”
While Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter in July that he won’t be returning to see any more “Fast & Furious” movies, it seems Diesel is willing to put everything in the past to keep his promise to the late Paul Walker (whom he is referring to). à like “Pablo”) to give the saga a proper ending. Walker played Brian O’Conner in the franchise until his death in 2013.
“I swore we would reach and show the best Fast in the final which is 10,” he continued, in his message to Johnson. “I say this out of love … but you have to appear, don’t let the saga stand still, you have a very important part to play. Hobbs cannot be played by anyone else. I hope you will live up to the challenge. and fulfill your destiny “.