Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has publicly declined ‘Fast & Furious’ series actor Vin Diesel’s request to rejoin the action franchise for its upcoming 10th mainline entry.
Diesel wrote ,”The world awaits the finale of ‘Fast 10″. According to report ,In November, Diesel extended an invitation to Johnson on Instagram, imploring the latter to reprise his role as secret agent Lucas Hobbs for the next entry in the series.
“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.
Johnson went on to express his well wishes for the ‘Fast & Furious’ family ahead of their next, and ostensibly penultimate, Johnson said ,”My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise with gratitude and grace”.
He added: “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. I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”
Johnson joined the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise with 2011’s ‘Fast Five’.At first, his Agent Hobbs is an antagonist to Diesel’s Dominic Toretto, though Johnson’s character later joins his family of physics-defying heroes.
Johnson bowed out of the mainline series following his appearance in 2017’s ‘The Fate of the Furious’, teaming up with Jason Statham to headline a spin-off, 2019’s ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’.