The Feud is over and both Diesel and The Rock will be back for Fast 9
There was a lot of speculation about what sparked the feud between the Fast and the Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. We all know that Vin Diesel was the primary face of the franchise along with the much-loved Paul Walker a.k.a Brian. The late addition of Dwayne Johnson’s character was seen as an exciting pitch and raised the testosterone level of the films. But what else can happen once you put two guys named Diesel and The Rock in one family? Tension is a mild term. News erupted of a feud between the two on the set of Fast 8. Instagram became the primary channel of expression and a multitude of interviews and comments followed. Vanity Fair produced a very comprehensive history of the argument. But family despite of difference, is still family and just recently we have received news that both Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson will be coming back for Fast 9! They have resolved their differences and are now on the way to another motion-picture blockbuster!
Fate of the Furious is a Massive Success
It’s nice to see that cast members can disagree and meet halfway for the sake of brotherhood. But it doesn’t hurt either that the Fate of the Furious or Fast 8 made a bazillion dollars on its opening weekend! It beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the highest-grossing movie opening in recent years. We can all say that the success of the film can be attributed to the star power and action caliber of its two top male actors, and this success at the box office may have helped them make their decision to both come along for the next ride.
In Fast 7, there was a scene where Tyrese Gibson’s character was making a joke about having two “alphas” in the team. He was referring to Vin Diesel and himself. But this holds some truth as the Fast series currently has Vin Diesel as its first actor on its call-list, but also casts the megastar success that we all know as The Rock! Vin Diesel has been a very active front-man of the series and is still the titleholder but every project that Dwayne Johnson has been part of in recent years has been wildly successful thus giving him a lot of weight to throw around when it comes to production and creative ideas. As usual, two leaders may clash, but if they work together and put a project first like they did, it means that we will have a very exciting time ahead as we anticipate Fast 9!
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are two of the biggest actors today. And it is always sad to hear about reports saying that co-actors and friends fall out because of arguments in a project. Not only do actors lose partners, but fans also lose the chance to celebrate the potential films that can be produced with their favorite stars on board! But all is good in the Fast family as both parties have confirmed their decision to continue the series. On to Fast 9! But first read our teaser screening review of Fast 8 to get you started!