Tyrese Gibson has threatened to pull out of the next edition in the Fast and Furious franchise if Dwayne Johnson returns.
It is the latest episode in the ongoing feud between the pair which arose after the announcement that Johnson and Jason Statham would be starring in a spin-off of the franchise.
Gibson took to Instagram on Wednesday telling “loyal fans and loved ones from OUR Fast universe” that he won’t appear in “Fast 9” if Johnson is involved.
Hello world………. hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe…….. I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a “Clown”…… #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one…. Men on integrity… my real ones out here stand UP…… folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ…… pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone – #OurChildrenMatter
Gibson criticised Johnson on Instagram in October when Universal Pictures announced the ninth ‘Fast’ instalment was being pushed back a year to accommodate said spinoff.
Vin Diesel had attempted to cool the feud, saying production delays were merely due to the ninth film needing more work.
The franchise could be nearing its end, with Universal having ordered two more films to conclude the franchise. The ninth instalment is targeted for release on April 10, 2020.
#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