The Fate of the Furious has already earned so much money, and it is beating some of the blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars. The question remains whether Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel’s beef was real or it was just created to draw attention? According to a Yahoo Movies article, this quarrel is only a PR stunt and not a real feud between two alpha actors.
Promoting the new movie is important, and some of the skeptics might look it like this: This feud started right after The Rock posted on the social media that Vin Diesel is not professional, although he didn’t mention his name. After that, the Fate of the Furious promotional poster can be seen, and it represents a visual representation of the feud, as a part of the PR campaign.
The Fast and the Furious 9 and 10 have been officially announced, and we already know that Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel are returning – a bit too fast don’t you think? Let’s not forget that The Rock knows how to create a hype having been the WWE Superstar before. In addition, staging the feud to attract more publicity is one of the oldest tricks in Hollywood.
But what if it was real? In the movie, the direct interaction between the two actors is minimal, and according to some fans, Dom has never had a scene with Hobbs in order to mourn Elena, which can indicate that the feud was real. Moreover, Johnson and Diesel were separated during the promotional tour of Fate of the Furious, and it could have been because the tensions were high.
There were also rumors about Vin Diesel’s lack of professionalism which caused issues on the set. Another report indicates that Vin Diesel killed a spinoff film that was supposed to be about Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. If these two wanted to create a spinoff, then the problems between the former WWE star and Vin Diesel were real.
The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter anymore. There might have been a conflict, but the Fate of The Furious is a successful project, and they are going to film two more movies together in the future. So, everything is going in the right way.