Dwayne Johnson Will Not Be in FAST & FURIOUS 10 and Slams Vin Diesel For His Public Plea

Remember that time Vin Diesel made a public plea for Dwayne Johnson to “fulfill his destiny” and join Fast and Furious 10? Well, Johnson is not interested. In fact, he isn’t happy with how Diesel handled the situation and actually slams him for his public plea because Johnson already told Diesel no. Before we get into what Johnson said, here’s what Diesel shared on social media:

“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”

Now, here is Johnson’s response to that, this is what he told CNN in an interview:

“I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise. I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return. Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation. I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”

Johnson went on to say to say that Diesel’s plea muddied the waters after ending his time with the franchise with gratitude. But, he does wish the cast and crew the best of luck as they bring the franchise to a close:

“My goal all along was to end my amazing journey with this incredible franchise with gratitude and grace. It’s unfortunate that this public dialogue has muddied the waters. Regardless, I’m confident in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver for the audience… I truly wish my former co-stars and crew members the best of luck and success in the next chapter.”

The whole relationship between these two guys is interesting, and it’s clear that Johnson wants nothing more to do with the franchise or Diesel. Maybe Diesel should have left well enough alone and put it to bed after Johnson told him no the first time.