According to reports, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel ended their feud in 2019, but that doesn’t mean the Luke Hobbes actor is returning for Fast and Furious 10 and 11.
Despite ending the feud nearly two years ago, it appears that Diesel’s recent comments have opened up some of the old wounds, at least a little. Diesel recently said that he was only showing Johnson “tough love” in their Fast Furious fight, and in a new interview with SlashFilm, the actor said he laughed a lot when he heard that and revealed that he will not be returning for the last two films of the Fast and Furious saga.
“I laughed and laughed a lot,” Johnson said. “I think everyone laughed at that. And I’ll just leave it at that. And I wish you well. I wish you the best in Fast 9. And I wish you the best of luck in Fast 10 and Fast 11” and the rest of the Fast and Furious movies that they do without me. “
Things could change, but Johnson’s comment seems pretty clear: Universal will do Fast and Furious 10 and 11 without his Hobbes character. However, Johnson’s comment is ambiguous enough to leave the door open for other Fast and Furious movies that could include him in the Hobbes & Shaw sequel, or, if we’re lucky, Hobbs & Han (please Universal).
SlashFilm asked Johnson about this when talking to him about his upcoming Disney movie Jungle Cruise, so his co-star Emily Blunt was there to apparently take the situation into account. She said, “I just thank God that [Diesel] was there “because it” helped you get over that, “which is the slight friction between the two that has been running through much of the Jungle Cruise marketing thus far.
It’s sad news for the family, but the next two Fast and Furious movies are still years apart, so who knows, maybe the two of them can open a Crown together and reconcile once more.