Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel reportedly ended their feud back in 2019, but that doesn’t mean the Luke Hobbes actor is returning for Fast & Furious 10 or 11.
Despite ending the feud nearly two years ago, it seems recent comments from Diesel have opened up some of the old wounds, at least a little. Diesel recently said he was just showing Johnson “tough love” in their Fast and Furious feud and in a new interview with SlashFilm, the actor said he laughed hard when he heard that and revealed he won’t be returning for the final two mainline Fast and Furious movies.
“I laughed and I laughed hard,” Johnson said. “I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10 and Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast and Furious movies they do that will be without me.”
Things could change, but Johnson’s comment seems pretty clear: Universal will be making Fast & Furious 10 and 11 without his Hobbes character. However, Johnson’s comment has just enough ambiguity in it to leave open the door for other Fast and Furious movies that could include him a la a sequel to Hobbes & Shaw, or, if we’re lucky, Hobbs & Han (please, Universal).
SlashFilm asked Johnson about this when talking with him about his upcoming Disney movie, Jungle Cruise, so co-star Emily Blunt was there to seemingly make light of the situation. She said, “Just thank god [Diesel] was there” because “he carried you through that,” which is the light ribbing between the two that’s been present in a lot of Jungle Cruises’ marketing thus far.
It’s sad news for the family, but the next two mainline Fast and Furious movies are still years away so who knows, maybe the two can crack open a Corona together and make up once more.
For now, check out our thoughts on the latest movie in the franchise in IGN’s F9 review and then watch the latest trailer for Jungle Cruise. Read this story about how Johnson says Hobbs & Shaw 2 is in development after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.