Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has made it clear that he will not appear in future Fast and Furious movies.
Johnson, who plays Luke Hobbs in the franchise, got into an argument with lead actor Vin Diesel during the making of 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, which led to the actor dropping out of the final episode, Fast and Furious 9.
Diesel recently said it was his “tough love” act that allowed Johnson to perform better in the movies.
Asked about Diesel’s comments, Dwayne Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter: “I laughed and I laughed out loud. I think everyone laughed at that. And I’ll leave it at that.”
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in a still from Fast and Furious 8.
The actor then added: ‘And that I wish them the best. I wish them the best of luck with Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck with Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they’re making without me.”
Diesel had raised the feud between Johnson and him in an interview with Men’s Health, saying, “I could give a lot of hard love. Not Felliniesque, but I’d do anything I’d have to do to get performances in anything I produce.”
Dwayne Johnson first played Hobbs in 2011’s Fast Five and later returned for Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015) and The Fate of the Furious (2017).
He also starred in the franchise’s 2019 spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw, alongside Jason Statham, who reprized his role of Deckard Shaw from the long-running series.