Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Returns After Vin Diesel Feud

This submit incorporates spoilers for Quick X.

Plot twist! Followers of the Quick and the Livid franchise are in for a giant shock on the finish of Quick X.

Directed by Louis Leterrier, the most recent installment — which hit theaters Friday, Might 19 — brings again returning favorites Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Cena and extra because the crew is confronted with considered one of their largest challenges but. Newcomers Brie Larson, Rita Moreno and Jason Momoa had been identified to be becoming a member of the star-studded forged — however one post-credit look was stored quiet.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is again as Agent Luke Hobbs regardless of publicly declaring he would now not be a part of the racing motion pictures amid stress with Diesel, 55. The duo didn’t seem in any scenes collectively in 2017’s The Destiny of the Livid following a public falling out — and the previous professional wrestler, 51, wasn’t featured in 2021’s F9.

“I’ve wished them nicely,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter that yr, revealing that he wouldn’t be again for one more Quick film. “I want them nicely on Quick 9. And I want them the very best of luck on Quick 10 and Quick 11 and the remainder of the Quick & Livid motion pictures they try this might be with out me.”

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in ‘Quick 5.’

In November 2021, nevertheless, Diesel prolonged a public invitation for Johnson to return regardless of their ups and downs. “My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of ‘Quick 10.’ As , my youngsters consult with you as Uncle Dwayne in my home. There may be not a vacation that goes by that they and also you don’t ship nicely needs… however the time has come. Legacy awaits. I informed you years in the past that I used to be going to meet my promise to Pablo,” the XXX actor wrote by way of Instagram, referring to late costar Paul Walker by utilizing an affectionate nickname.

Diesel continued: “I swore that we might attain and manifest the very best Quick within the finale that’s 10! I say this out of affection… however you need to present up, don’t depart the franchise idle you might have an important function to play. Hobbs can’t be performed by no different. I hope that you just rise to the event and fulfill your future.”

The Moana actor turned down the supply, which he claimed was a “manipulation” tactic. “I didn’t like that he introduced up his youngsters within the submit, in addition to Paul Walker’s dying. Depart them out of it,” he informed CNN in December 2021. “We had spoken months in the past about this and got here to a transparent understanding. My objective all alongside was to finish my wonderful journey with this unbelievable Quick & Livid franchise with gratitude and style.”

Johnson added that he felt “shocked” that Diesel would focus on the scenario so publicly. “This previous June, when Vin and I truly related not over social media, I informed him immediately — and privately — that I’d not be returning to the franchise,” he defined. “I used to be agency but cordial with my phrases and mentioned that I’d all the time be supportive of the forged and all the time root for the franchise to achieve success, however that there was no likelihood I’d return.”

The drama started in 2016 when Johnson shared a since-deleted Instagram submit hinting that some “sweet asses” on set don’t “conduct themselves as get up males and true professionals.” He didn’t identify names on the time, however rumors swirled that the insults had been directed at Diesel.

5 years later, feud conversations had been reignited when the Pacifier star informed Males’s Well being that the character of Hobbs required “powerful love” on his half. “I’d do something I’d must do with a view to get performances in something I’m producing,” he mentioned in June 2021.

Regardless of seemingly stepping away from the franchise, Johnson confessed in October 2021 that he had some regrets in regards to the social media add that fueled the hearth.

“I shouldn’t have shared that,” he informed Vainness Truthful. “As a result of on the finish of the day, that goes in opposition to my DNA. I don’t share issues like that. And I care for that type of bulls—t away from the general public. They don’t have to know that. That’s why I say it wasn’t my greatest day.”

Nevertheless, the Jungle Cruise star wouldn’t take again the submit’s message. “I imply what I say once I say it,” he shared. “However to precise it publicly was not the appropriate factor to do.”