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Vin Diesel sides with ‘The Rock’ in feud with ‘Fast and Furious’ co-star Tyrese Gibson

By: - Content Strategist / @KIbarrolaINQ
/ 08:02 PM October 12, 2017

Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways

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“Fast and Furious” co-stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson haven’t always seen each other eye to eye, as evidenced by their highly publicized squabble last year.

READ: ‘Feuding’ Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel bury hatchet

But after Johnson figured in yet another feud, this time with Tyrese Gibson, the 50-year-old actor made it clear that he has the former WWE star’s back.

READ: Tyrese calls Dwayne Johnson ‘a clown’ for ‘Fast’ spinoff

“I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed…but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault,” Diesel captioned a photo of himself along with Johnson on Instagram.

In a lengthy post that has been liked over a million times, Diesel described the hit franchise “as a vehicle in need of maintenance.”

“As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here,” he said. “The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success.”

With Universal Pictures confirming that they’ll be pushing through with a spin-off film rather than the ninth installment of the series, Diesel also assured that the focus remains on the betterment of the series.

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“My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned,” he concluded. /ra

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