It has been greatly documented that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel share a beef. The latter’s public plea to return to the Fast & Furious franchise did not go the way he had expected. The former WWE star recently spoke on Vin’s plea, and it wasn’t the greatest take. It was also previously noted that The Rock threw shade at WCW star backstage.
The Rock opens up on the plea
In a recent interview with CNN, The Rock stated he has no interest in reprising his role as Luke Hobbs, even after Vin Diesel’s plea in November. Diesel had previously urged the former WWE star to return to the franchise as he wrote the following on Instagram:
“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.”
“I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo [Paul Walker]. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10!” he added. “I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”
Although Vin’s post was met with a lot of excitement and speculations from fans, Dwayne said he was “very surprised” to see it Vin shared it in the first place. Dwayne explained, when Vin and he connected this past June, he explicitly told Vin, he would not be returning to the franchise.
Johnson added that he also informed Universal Pictures about his decision and “all of whom were very supportive as they understand the problem.” Although, Vin seemingly had good intentions, Dwayne called his post an “example of his manipulation” as he explained, “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.”
Dwayne said after his initial phone conversation with Vin in June, he thought they had a “clear understanding” and he hoped to leave the franchise with “gratitude and grace.” However, he feels the recent public dialogue on Vin’s part has “muddied the waters.”
As it seems, it is unlikely that ‘The Great One’ would make his comeback to the popular franchise.