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“The Rock” whose real name is Dwayne Johnson has stated that he will not be returning to Fast & Furious set even after Vin Diesel requested him to do so.


The Rock was addressing an Instagram post made in November by Vin Diesel. In that post Diesel pleaded with The Rock to join the team or movie franchise. The Rock respond to that during an interview at CNN where he said that Diesel’s move is “an example of his manipulation.”


He said; 


“I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post. 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. 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.

“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.

“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. Regardless, I’m confident in the Fast universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience, and I truly wish my former costars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”


The war between “The Rock” and Diesel came to public domain in 2016 when the two were participating in the filming of the “Fast & Furious 8”


“Tension has been building up for months” a reliable source told People.


The Rock also wrote a long Instagram post which has been deleted where he called out an unnamed male co-star.


He wrote;


“There’s no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. My female costars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male costars, however, are a different story.


“Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t.”


In an interview with Men’s Health in July, Diesel claimed that he used “tough love” on set when it came to Johnson portraying his Fast & Furious character, federal agent Luke Hobbs. 


“I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I’d have to do in order to get performances in anything I’m producing,” he told the magazine. 


Dwayne Johnson also spoke with Vanity Fair for the magazine’s November cover where he addressed Diesel’s “tough love” comments:  


“One part of me feels like there’s no way I would dignify any of that bull—- with an answer.


“I’ve been around the block a lot of times. Unlike [Diesel], I did not come from the world of theater.


 “And, you know, I came up differently and was raised differently.”


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One thought on “The Rock says he will ‘not’ return to Fast and Furious 10 set and says Vin Diesel’s request for him to return is ‘manipulative’

  1. I didn’t know Vin Diesel is so manipulative. The Rock has a right to stay away from Fast and Furious 10.

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