At the time of the recording of “The Fast and the Furious 8”, fans were surprised by the disagreement between Dom Toretto and the cast of Luke Hobbs, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.
On their social media, the stars spent a lot of time exchanging spikes and verbal attacks, which made the whole situation worse.
As a result, Johnson was left out of the 9th film in the franchise, but got his own spin-off in 2019, titled “Hobbs & Shaw,” starring Jason Statham.
Years have passed and Diesel and Johnson have finally resolved their differences, but the reason for the fight has remained a mystery… until now.
During an interview with Men’s Health, Diesel brought up the subject and admitted that he had gotten pretty tough on his co-star, pushing him too hard.
“The truth is, Hobbs was a difficult character to integrate. My approach at the time was tough enough to help Johnson get to where he needed to be. I do whatever it takes to get quality performance in whatever I produce.
Apparently, Diesel wanted to give Hobbs another focus beyond his action scenes so that the character wasn’t just tied to Johnson’s fighter fame.
However, the task was quite difficult, as the 1.96-tall star built her career in WWE before heading to the movies.
“Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks. This is something that I am proud of. But it takes a lot of work to build that, and if you want to go in another direction with the character, audiences may find it odd if it’s not done right.
Sadly, Diesel hasn’t revealed what other aspects he’d like to put into Johnson’s character… likely a comedic or shameful trait that didn’t go over well and ended up causing the fight.
In 2019, Johnson thanked Diesel for supporting “Hobbs & Shaw” and congratulated his co-star, while also suggesting he would be back in the upcoming “Fast and Furious”.
“I just want to thank everyone on the team. You made ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ a huge worldwide hit, expanding the universe of ‘Fast and the Furious’. And finally, I want to thank Brother Vin for his support for the film. […] And, of course, all roads connect us… See you soon, Toretto. Johnson said.
Recalling that ‘Fast and Furious 9’ will be released in national theaters tomorrow (24).
The sequel continues to accelerate at the global box office! With last weekend’s result, the feature has already raised nearly $ 300 million on the international market.
The franchise’s newest chapter debuted in 13 new markets this weekend and added $ 19 million to its budget, taking its international box office to $ 292 million.
Discover the first reviews of the film:
“Those who are already steeped in the franchise’s lore will appreciate the care that ‘The Fast and Furious 9’ has given to supporting characters, including some whose return to storytelling is sure to bring cheers in crowded theaters. But some of that fan service ends up looking forced. Either way, the movie makes us feel like the franchise has already lost its creativity and uniqueness. – Daily screen.
“Like in Lin’s last film, the disappointing ‘Star Trek: Without Borders’, the director takes a quantitative rather than qualitative approach, there is more action, more subplots and a lot of characters in the mix. More than any movie needs. Still, ‘The Fast and the Furious 9’ leaves the feeling that something is missing. The maximalist strategy does not allow the plot to develop the relationship between Dom and his brother. – The Hollywood reporter.
“Sometimes, when you least expect it, a successful franchise essentially turns into something different. Over time, “Mission Impossible” became similar to “007”, and “The Fast and the Furious” became “Mission Impossible”. But ‘Fast and Furious 9′ is not built around an exciting mission. It is built around Vin Diesel and John Cena who live through the anguish of the Toretto brothers’ past. The family story “works” (although you know how badly Cena’s character is written), but it’s not enough to sustain the film; it’s more like an excuse. The truth is, this franchise didn’t need more excitement. – Variety.
“This is by far the biggest, craziest and toughest in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise (one scene at the end is sure to wow you at the silly daring of some characters), the direction of [Justin] Lin and Daniel Casey’s script is able to take action to ridiculously satisfying levels, and it all pays off when we dive into the character of Dom, on a more personal level than the franchise has ever achieved before. . – IndieWire
“For audiences who want to come back to the movies in 2021 with a big, noisy and exciting show, ‘The Fast and the Furious 9’ makes cars go fast, jump high and generally do the impossible. It’s extremely whimsical, yes, but it’s also ridiculously stimulating if you need a hobby. – The Envelope.
Watch the trailer in a dubbed and subtitled version:
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has always lived at full speed. After the loss of his best friend and the discovery of his son, he slows down with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). But it’s not easy to live in the present when the past is accelerating towards you. And that’s what happens when Dom reunites with his brother Jacob Toretto (John Cena), who is pushed by Cypher (Charlize Theron) and Magdalene Shaw (Helen Mirren) to carry out a revenge plot. It’s time for Dom to reunite Sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and the family of loyal friends such as Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Han (Sung Kang).
Directed by Justin Lin, the film also features Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, and Michael Rooker.
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