In a new interview with CNN, published on Wednesday, December 29, the “Young Rock” actor explicitly stated that he is not interested in reprising his role of Luke Hobbs, even after Vin Diesel make a public appeal in November.
For those who haven’t followed the story, Diesel wrote on Instagram last month, “My little brother Dwayne… it’s time. The world is waiting for the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my kids call you Uncle Dwayne in my house. There’s no holiday. Pass like that they and you don’t send your best wishes…but the time has come. Legacy awaits.”
Diesel continued by referring to their co-star, the deceased Paul Walker, by his nickname, Pablo. “I told you years ago that I would fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would hit and show the best of Fast in the 10 finale!” he added. “I say this out of love… but you have to show up, don’t leave the franchise idle, you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by anyone else. I hope that you will. Take a chance and fulfill your destiny.”
Although Diesel’s Instagram post received excitement from fans of the franchise, Johnson said he was “surprised” to see it shared in the first place.
“This past June, when Vin and I really connected off social media, I told him directly – and privately – that I wouldn’t be returning to the franchise,” Johnson explained. “I’m sure but friendly with my words and said I will always support the cast and be at the root of the franchise’s success, but there’s no chance for me to go back.”
Johnson added that he also informed Universal Pictures of his decision, “all of which are very supportive because they understand the issue.”
And although Diesel appeared to have good intentions, Johnson called his post an “example of his manipulation,” saying, “I don’t like the fact that he raised his children in the post. post, as well as the death of Paul Walker. Let them be free from it. . . “
Johnson said that after an earlier conversation with Diesel, he thought they had a “clear understanding” and hoped to leave the franchise with “gratitude and grace.” However, he feels “this public dialogue has muddied the waters.”
Johnson concluded, “Despite that, I believe in the ‘Fast’ universe and its ability to consistently deliver to audiences, and I really wish my old co-stars and cast members the best of luck.” much luck and success in the next chapter,” concluded Johnson.
The first “Red Notice” asterisk imply that there is drama between him and Diesel in a deleted 2016 Instagram post in which he partially wrote, “My female co-stars have always been amazing and I love them. However, my male co-stars are not. It’s a different story.”
In 2021, he told Vanity Fair that he was sorry to go public with his disappointments but his feelings remained the same.
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