With the Fast & Furious franchise gearing up for its end, star and producer Vin Diesel is trying to end his feud with former co-star Dwayne Johnson for the two-part finale Fast & Furious 10, on which work is going on. The two split during their time on Fast & Furious 8 aka The Fate of the Furious. In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, the 54-year-old actor extended an olive branch to his former 49-year-old co-star. Diesel is clearly hoping that Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto, Johnson and the characters he plays in the Fast and Furious franchise, respectively, can reunite for the mega two-part finale chapter.
“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come,” wrote Diesel instagram Topic. “The world awaits the end fast 10. As you know my kids in my house address you as Uncle Dwayne. There isn’t a holiday because of which he and you don’t send greetings… but the time has come. The legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to keep my promise to Pablo [Paul Walker]. I swore we would reach and reveal the best fast in the finale of 10! I say this with love… but you must show, don’t leave the franchise unattended, you have a very important role to play. No one else can play Hobbes. I hope you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”
diesel addressed His public outcry in June, putting it in “tough love”, employed Johnson to give his performance as Hobbes. johnson reacted with laughter in an October interview and labeling it a “bull-tee”. In that interview, Johnson also touched on Diesel, referring to him as his “big brother”: “I have an older brother and this is my half-brother. And that’s it.” Johnson reiterated what he noted for the first time in 2016, that he had a “fundamental difference in the philosophy of how we approach moviemaking and collaboration.” Given all this, it doesn’t seem like Johnson would want to return for Fast & Furious 10 — but never say never, right?
The franchise’s veteran director Justin Lin — who is directing both parts of Fast and Furious 10 — is also out of hope. In April, Lynn said: “I never really considered them, you know? To me, they’re still in this universe; they’re part of this family. Whatever we do, whenever we go to the next chapter.” Speaking of, I never feel like there’s a restriction on me, so I’m excited for everything we make, and when we’re getting to the final chapter of this saga like this one, So I guess I’m excited to be back again… any character, in any situation, is up for discussion.” Lynn also talks about the return of Walker’s character Brian O’Connor with the help of CGI and Walker’s brothers. Can Fast & Furious 10 bring everyone back?
fast and furious 10 is coming April 7, 2023 in cinemas around the world. Production is expected to begin in January 2022, so Diesel and Johnson have a few months (or a little more) to build.