Us Weekly shares that the drama between ‘The Fast and the Furious’ costars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tyrese Gibson continues.
Gibson, as Roman in ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ is threatening to pull out of the ‘Furious’ franchise.(Photo: Giles Keyte, Universal Pictures)
Fast & Furious’s Tyrese Gibson continued his one-sided war of words against franchise star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a bizarre, error-filled rant on his official Instagram account Tuesday.
Gibson even threatened to stop playing his Furious Roman Pearce character, a name which he spelled incorrectly in the Tuesday post, if Johnson appears in the upcoming ninth Fast & Furious movie.
“I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne (sic) is in Fast9, there will no more Roman Peirce (sic),” Tyrese wrote. “You mess with family and my daughter’s survival I mess with yours.”
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Without specifying the nature of his complaints, Gibson then went on to call Johnson a number of names with “clown” being the main printable term.
Gibson expressed frequent ire on Instagram last month about the plans for a Furious spin-off starring Johnson and Jason Statham, two of the standout stars of 2017’s hit Fate of the Furious.
The untitled spinoff, due out July 26, 2019, took the release spot previously reserved for Fast & Furious 9, the next film in the main franchise. Universal Studios delayed the ninth franchise film until April 10, 2020 (the tenth is due out April 2021).
Gibson continued to decry Universal Studios’ spin-off decision with vulgar terms in the current post, while calling Johnson a “selfish champ.”
Neither Gibson or Johnson is an original Furious cast member. Gibson joined the Fast & Furious franchise with the second film, 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, playing Pearce, a childhood friend of Brian Walker (played by the late Paul Walker). Johnson came aboard for the fifth installment, 2011’s Fast Five.
Gibson’s representatives did not respond toUSA TODAY’s requests for comment or elaboration on the post. Universal Studios declined to comment.
Johnson, who has not addressed any of his franchise co-star’s public attacks, did not respond to a request for comment.
Comments on Gibson’s post were overwhelmingly critical about his speaking out. User phillytheboss wrote, “Chill out bro.”
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