Vin Diesel has extended the most unlikely of olive branches to former Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson, which comes months after the erstwhile Luke Hobbs severed ties with the main timeline of the action franchise, driven largely by his complete and utter lack of enthusiasm towards the prospect of working with Diesel ever again.
Johnson didn’t officially confirm his exit from The Fast Saga until after he’d heard the longtime Dominic Toretto claim that their fallout was entirely deliberate, caused by Diesel’s desire to bring the best performance out of his opposite number. However, The Rock clearly wasn’t interested in smelling what Vin was cooking.
Instead, the patriarch of cinema’s favorite found family issued a plea on his Instagram account, which comes perilously close to outright groveling. As you can see below, some fans aren’t happy with the 54 year-old using the names of Paul Walker and his own children as a bargaining chip.
I swear if @TheRock accepts that mitchel bade ass @vindiesel proposal I’m gonna lose it!!! I hate how fake that was and bringing in family you lying snake !!! The deal is done fast franchise sucks now hasnt been been good since fast 5
— T. WESLEY (@POPPAHATZ) November 8, 2021
If Vin Diesel really wanted The Rock back in the Fast and Furious franchise he shouldn’t be “little bro’n” him in public when they currently beefing
— Costa bell (@Costabell1) November 8, 2021
@vindiesel, My God dude, u can’t go in2 reconciliation or negotiations using subordinate terms like my little brother 2 a grown azz man. It was a term of endearment; but u don’t use subordinate titles unless it u. Idea is gr8 tho @TheRock https://t.co/okxVYq57SK via @HuffPostEnt
— GodDoesn’tDoHealthCare (@GodDoesntDoMedi) November 8, 2021
Without Paul Walker to humanize and rein him in, Vin Diesel’s ego is ruining his own franchise. Whether it’s never losing an onscreen fight or his micromanage producing, he’s walled himself off from any constructive criticism. https://t.co/tE7kEyJsP6
— It Was A Sh*t Show (@ItWasAShtShow) November 8, 2021
Walking Paul Walker’s daughter down the isle: Sweeter part of the cult. Sign me up! 🥲
This: Who do you think you’re talking to like that?! Kick his cultish ass, uncle Dwayne! 🤭 https://t.co/sMtQ4N4ztI
— Hope Mah-Tomb-Boo 🙈🙉🙊 (@HopeyTwoShoes) November 8, 2021
Did Vin Diesel basically say to The Rock on social media that he needs to help him fulfill a promise to the late Paul Walker? Sounds like begging to me and I hope they make it work.
— Matthew Sindt (@MatthewSindt) November 8, 2021
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