Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson has slammed co-star Dwayne Johnson for allegedly wrecking the franchise.
Universal Pictures announced recently that the 9th installment in the franchise would be pushed back to 2020. This was to make space for a spin-off starring Johnson and Jason Statham, which will be released in 2019.
Tyrese had begged Johnson not to do the movie, and accused him of tearing them apart when he agreed to do it.
“#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,” Gibson wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
“Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs,” Gibson continued. “Will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I’m just a passionate film critic.”
He followed with another throwback photo of the “Fast” cast, minus Johnson.
“Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster,” he ranted. “I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily I tried to warn you guys … You thought I was hating … I was simply fighting to keep the family together what makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo … I got 3 years of venting on this clown – They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie #OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen#RomanTej were offered a spin off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!”
Last month, Gibson publicly begged Johnson to return his calls.
“If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter,” Gibson wrote in a series of since-deleted comments on an Instagram photo of Johnson signing paperwork for the spinoff. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family … We don’t fly solo.
“I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother,” Gibson continued. “I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date … This is not a #Rant I’m no Rock #Hater and I don’t want this #Life I love my own. I’m doing this for the #FastFamily I’m loyal and I apologize for being loyal but dammit I am.”