During the build-up to the release of The Fate of the Furious, actors Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel got into a feud on social media, with it subsequently emerging that the duo had a falling out during production on the eighth instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
During an interview with Rolling Stone to promote his new movie Rampage, Johnson has revealed that the two stars never actually worked together on The Fate of the Furious, with the one scene that they shared in the film made possible through the magic editing.
“We were not in any scenes together. Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.”
Johnson also revealed that he may not feature in 2020’s Fast & Furious 9, although he is set to reprise his role alongside Jason Statham in next year’s spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, which opens on July 26th 2019:
“Right now I’m concentrating on making the [Fast and Furious Hobbs and Shaw] spinoff as good as it can be. I wish [Diesel] all the best and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”