“Hobbs Can’t be Played by Any Other”: Vin Diesel Calls on Dwayne Johnson to Return For ‘Fast & Furious 10’
Written by Max1023fm on November 8, 2021
After years of bad blood, it appears American actor, Vin Diesel is looking to make amends with former Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne Johnson.
On Sunday (Nov 7), the series’ lead actor and producer published a personal plea to Johnson on social media, asking that he returns to the final instalment of the Fast & Furious series.
Vin Diesel took to his Instagram page to appeal to Johnson to “rise to the occasion and fulfil his destiny”. He’s unyielding that Johnson “must show up” to complete the narrative arc of his character. According to Diesel, he has “a very important role to play” and “Hobbs can’t be played by any other”.
“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. I told you years ago that I was going to fulfil my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by any other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfil your destiny”
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Johnson’s last appearance in the Fast & Furious series was the 2019 spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which he headlined alongside co-star Jason Statham. He debuted as DSS agent Luke Hobbs in 2011’s Fast Five, continuing his arc in 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, 2015’s Furious 7 and 2017’s The Fate of the Furious.
Previously he said he was done with the franchise, owing to his exit to a longstanding beef between himself and Diesel. Diesel opened up about the feud in a recent interview, reflecting on the “tough love” he gave Johnson, which he said he’d used to get the best performance out of him.
He reiterated those claims, saying the crew working with him on the Fast franchise “quietly thanked” him for speaking out against Diesel. Their feud has been public and ongoing since 2016, the pair were kept apart on the press tour for The Fate Of The Furious.
The rivalry was stoked by Johnson taking to Instagram to brand Diesel “chicken shit” and “candy ass”, quipping that “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t”.
Tentatively set to release on April 7, 2023, Fast & Furious 10 will see the return of Cardi B’s character Leysa, and may be split into two parts. It comes after the home video release of F9: the Director’s Cut, which landed back in September.