‘Fast and Furious’ Star Tyrese Gibson Threatens To Leave Franchise If Dwayne Johnson Is In ‘Fast 9’
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 10:00 am
It seems like conflicts among the Fast and the Furious cast are a recurring nightmare for the franchise. At first, it was between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. While neither of them called each other out publicly, they made vague social media posts indicating who was the target of their discontent. Even when the issue was resolved, most thought it was some sort of elaborate marketing scheme to get people to buy more movie tickets for Fate of the Furious.
But now that it is all behind them, and with an obvious new chapter in the franchise on the way, plus a spinoff, most would think that these conflicts would have come to an end. However, it appears that it is far from over. Now a new one from Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the series, is threatening to leave the franchise entirely if Dwayne Johnson continues to be involved with it. More on the story below.
Here is Gibson’s latest take on the situation, which he posted on his official Instagram account:
Not for nothing, but if anyone has the power in the situation, it’s obviously Johnson. After all, the guy is literally working non-stop. Working from one project to the next, not to mention the press tours he has to be on. If anything it feels a lot like Tyrese needs the Fast franchise more than it needs him. Looking at it, Johnson brought the franchise back to life in Fast 5, at a time when it looked like it was on its last legs. Since then, it has seen a continued success. What’s more, it has now gone into spinoff territory, with the tentatively titled Hobbs and Shaw, which will see Hobbs (Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) together on some sort of mission that takes place within the Fast and Furious world. But we haven’t seen much of Roman, who, while in on the action, feels more like the comic relief than anything else.
Johnson has remained silent, which might be for the best. If the feud was real, it’s probably something that he doesn’t want to go through again. But if it was some marketing hoax, well, it’s only a matter of time before we hear something from him. Either way, these Fast and the Furious feuds are getting really boring really fast.