There’s no arguing that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson improves just about everything he appears in. He’s been called “Franchise Viagra” and credited with resuscitating the Mummy, G.I. Joe, and Fast & Furious franchises, and will likely do the same for Jumanji come December. His infusion of charm and testosterone into Fast & Furious caused its decent box office numbers to explode — Furious 7 brought in $1.5 billion worldwide — but The Rock has been a source of friction to some of the cast.
Johnson thrashed co-star Vin Diesel several times on Instagram during and immediately after the filming of The Fate of the Furious, calling him a “chicken shit” and “candy ass” without specifically mentioning his name and then thanking everyone but Diesel when he wrapped. Diesel was pretty peeved by the comments and there was supposedly a “secret sitdown” between the two to smooth things over, but now Tyrese Gibson is blasting The Rock for causing the delay of Fast 9. In a pointed Instragram post, Gibson jokingly congratulates Johnson for making the franchise all about himself and then takes a cheap shot at Johnson’s dismal Baywatch movie.
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#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU – And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post – Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic