Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel are rumored to have ended their feud in 2019, but it doesn’t mean the Luke Hobbes actor will be back for Fast & Furious 10 or 11.
Despite the fact that the dispute ended about two years ago, it appears that Diesel’s new statements have reopened some of the old wounds, at least a bit. In a new interview with SlashFilm, Diesel stated he was only offering Johnson “tough love” in their Fast and Furious feud, and the actor said he laughed out loud when he heard it and announced he won’t be returning for the final two major Fast and Furious films.
Johnson remarked, “I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and “That made me chuckle, and I think it made everyone else laugh as well. That’s all I’ve got to say about it. I’ve also wished them well. On Fast 9, I wish them luck. And I wish them luck with Fast 10 and Fast 11, as well as the remainder of the Fast and Furious films they will make without me.”
Things could change, but Johnson’s statement appears to be clear: Fast & Furious 10 and 11 will not feature his Hobbes character. However, Johnson’s remark contains just enough vagueness to open the door for future Fast and Furious films to feature him, such as a Hobbes & Shaw sequel or, if we’re lucky, Hobbes & Hancock (please, Universal).
When SlashFilm inquired about it during an interview for his new Disney film, Jungle Cruise, Johnson’s co-star Emily Blunt was present to appear to make light of the situation. “Just thank God [Diesel] was there,” she continued, “because he carried you through it,” a playful ribbing between the two that has been evident in most of Jungle Cruises’ marketing thus far.
It’s bad news for the family, but the next two mainstream Fast and Furious films are still years away, so who knows, maybe they’ll be able to crack open a Corona and make up.