Even though it seemed that everyone was looking forward to Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s spin-off of Fast&Furious, there are many who aren’t happy about it.
There have recently been numerous spats online between Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson, followed by a new Instagram post from Johnson in which he confirmed his Fast&Furious spin-off. Moreover, he said he might search for some other F&F actors to join the franchise expansion.
It has been speculated for months whether the project will be built up or not, and now it has finally been confirmed by Johnson. He wrote that daddy had to go back to work in order to build out and expand the Fast&Furious universe with producer/writer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer, whom he called his bigger twin, Neil Moritz.
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
He also thanked Universal Studios for their partnership and for offering the spin-off project to them years ago. Then he praised Jason Statham for his trust and his wish to create something fresh and extraordinary for the fans, while on the other hand, he expressed he didn’t care if there were the ones who didn’t like the idea. He mentioned he wanted to use his spin-off to create characters in multiple chapters and platforms, which means more opportunities for fans to have fun. These will be platforms like TV, Digital, Film, Virtual Reality, and so on.
However, there has recently been a feud between The Rock and Vin, and Tyrese has blamed Dwayne’s spin-off with pushing back the release of Fast&Furious 9 to 2020. As a surprise, Vin denied that Johnson’s movie was responsible for this situation.
He wrote that what was instrumental in procuring success were the pillars of authenticity, family, and their loyal fan’s perspective, adding that the franchise was in need of maintenance and that that was exactly what his great friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer, had promised him to do. They will share some exciting news with numerous fans soon, so stay tuned.