Vin Diesel is trying to smooth things over the rages on the Fast & Furious drama.
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures announced that the ninth film would be released in 2020- a year later than expected.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
Next day, the studio revealed that a standalone spinoff movie would hit theaters in 2019 with the starring cast members Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham. This made the franchise co-star Tyrese Gibson angered, who pinned the blame of delaying the sequel on Dwayne.
On Friday, Vin posted on his Instagram a throwback picture of him and Dwayne from Furious 6.
Here's that Instagram post, check it out.
Brotherhood... and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer... and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne... I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed... but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon... stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways
Dwayne Johnson, meanwhile, has not responded publicly to Vin's post. However, on the same day, he shared a tweet writing:
My goal from day 1 was to come in and create an exciting/fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and build it out. #HobbsShaw2019
Here's the tweet, check it out.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 6, 2017
Fast & Furious 9 has been already hitting the heart of million.