Dwayne Johnson reacts to Vin Diesel’s recent comments about their Fast and Furious feud, revealing he laughed when he initially heard them. Diesel has been the face of the Fast and Furious franchise before it even became a franchise, while Johnson joined up in Fast Five. Onscreen, their characters Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs didn’t get off to the best beginning as Hobbs actively worked to take down Dom and his family. Since then, however, Hobbs has become a key piece of the Fast and Furious franchise and even led his own side project with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
Normally, one needs to wonder how Johnson feels about those comments. Incidentally, his reaction is priceless. While speaking to THR as a feature of a cover story on his new Disney movie Jungle Cruise, Johnson recounted how he reacted to Diesel’s assertion that he coached him through his Fast and Furious performance with strong but fair affection. It involved a ton of laughter, however Johnson made sure to lend his help to everyone involved in the franchise:
“I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone triumphed when it’s all said and done at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of karma on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast and Furious movies they do that will be without me.”
Inquisitively, Johnson additionally hinted he will not have a hand in the last two Fast and Furious movies. As they are expected to wrap the franchise up, many anticipated Hobbs returning to the primary activity. Even director Justin Lin indicated he hadn’t forgotten about Hobbs when arranging the last movies. This could very well change in the future, however it currently seems like Johnson is passing on Fast and Furious 10 and 11. He actually has the Hobbs and Shaw sequel in progress, yet when it comes to working with Diesel once more, it doesn’t look very likely. Perhaps that is generally advantageous.