Dwayne Johnson accuses Vin Diesel of 'manipulation', says no to 'Fast and Furious 10'
The Rock is seemingly annoyed at Vin Diesel's latest public attempt on Instagram at a reconciliation
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is seemingly annoyed at Vin Diesel's recent public attempt on Instagram at a reconciliation, and accused his co-star of "manipulation". Dwayne straight up said there's "no chance" of him rejoining the 'Fast & Furious' family after Diesel put up a plea on Instagram asking him to return to the franchise.
By putting his foot down, Dwayne has officially shut down all talks of his return to the famous franchise. Having said that, the recent tactics from Diesel asking Johnson to put their publicly acclaimed feud in the past and collaborate on 'Fast 10' has not gone down well with action star.
On being asked about Diesel's public offer at an interview with CNN, Johnson gave an unambiguous reply. “This past June, when Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly – and privately – that I would not be returning to the franchise," he said.
He added, “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. I privately spoke with my partners at Universal as well, all of whom were very supportive as they understand the problem".
Dwayne also addressed Diesel’s public attempts via social media at a reconciliation. In November, Diesel posted a picture of the two on Instagram, with a plea to his "little brother Dwayne" for a return to the famous franchise.
It said, “My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. 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".
At this, Johnson said, “I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post. 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".
He continued, “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 Fast & Furious franchise with gratitude and grace. It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters".
The popular Hollywood stars had a major fallout back in 2016, where they butted heads on the sets of 'The Fate of the Furious'. The two don't get along ever since Johnson questioned Diesel's professionalism in a 2016 Instagram post.