For two years, some members of the solid of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise have been buying and selling insults.
Initially, followers did not know the place the animosity stemmed from. But with the announcement of a “Fast” spinoff, that includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, now it is crystal clear.
The feud between Johnson, 45, and his co-stars got here into public view when the previous wrestler mentioned a few of his “male co-stars” are unprofessional “candy a—-.”
Vin Diesel, who performs Dominic Toretto within the car-racing franchise, was the primary who posted what many followers interpreted as a cryptic allusion to the battle in an Instagram video on Aug. 11, 2016, three days after Johnson took intention at his fellow male co-stars on Facebook. Diesel’s video centered on his household however ended with a whispered promise to his followers, “I will tell you everything.”
Recently Tyrese Gibson, who has portrayed Roman Pearce in 5 of the franchise’s movies, has been probably the most outspoken about Johnson.
It’s been laborious to maintain up with the back-and-forth jabs, however this is a timeline of a number of the publicly traded insults between Johnson and Gibson.
Aug. eight, 2016
In a since-deleted Facebook submit, Johnson harshly criticized a few of his co-stars in “The Fate of the Furious,” also called “Fast and Furious 8” or “Fast 8,” over the past week of filming, calling them “candy a—-.”
“My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male co-stars however are a different story,” he wrote. “Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s— to do anything about it anyway. Candy a—-.”
Johnson additionally mentioned within the submit that followers may even see some scenes in “Fast 8” through which his “blood is legit boiling.”
He closed with one final dig, the hashtag “ZeroToleranceForCandyA—-”
Sept. 10, 2017
Gibson commented on his co-star’s submit on Instagram, begging him to not “move forward with that #Hobbs movie,” a reference to the deliberate “Fast” spinoff based mostly on Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs.
“You will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter,” Gibson wrote. “I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo.”
Oct. four, 2017
Universal Pictures delayed the subsequent installment within the “Fast” franchise, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Although the latest movie within the franchise, “Fast 8,” earned greater than $1 billion on the field workplace, the studio introduced that the ninth movie would not hit theaters till April 10, 2020, a yr later than initially meant.
ABC News has reached out to Universal for this story however has not heard again.
Oct. four, 2017
Gibson reacted to the information, blaming the delay squarely on Johnson.
“Congratulations to @TheRock … for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU,” he wrote in a caption on Instagram.
He additionally used the submit to take a shot at Johnson’s movie, “Baywatch,” which was largely panned by critics.
“Will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I’m just a passionate film critic,” Gibson wrote.
Oct. 5, 2017
Just someday after the information report of Universal’s delaying “Fast 9,” the corporate introduced the spinoff movie starring Johnson and mentioned it might hit theaters July 26, 2019, based on The Hollywood Reporter. Jason Statham can even star within the movie.
Oct. 5, 2017
Gibson reacted to announcement of the spinoff by posting a throwback photograph of the “Fast” solid.
“Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family,” he started. “Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster.”
“They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie,” he mentioned, seemingly talking to Johnson.
Gibson additionally claimed that different members of the “Fast” solid — comparable to Diesel and the late Paul Walker — have been additionally supplied spin-off movies however “we TURNED IT DOWN!!!”
ABC has reached out to representatives for Gibson and Johnson however has not heard again.
Oct. 9, 2017
Johnson celebrated the announcement of the spinoff by posting a trailer on Instagram. He additionally clarified that Universal got here to his crew “years ago with this spinoff idea.”
ABC News reached out to reps for Universal relating to in the event that they approached Johnson years in the past relating to the “Hobbs” spin-off, however did not hear again.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow [Fast] cast mates,” he continued, “but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool.”
But he additionally used the submit to repeat his earlier phrases, “#CandyA—-NeedNotApply” — a time period that is been used all through this feud.
Oct. 11, 2017
Johnson additionally hit again laborious at Gibson with a now-deleted video that Gibson mockingly shared on his personal Instagram account. In the video, Johnson taunted Gibson for his 2015 album, “Black Rose.”
“I just heard it — I literally just heard the whole thing in my trailer — and I’ve got to say in all honesty, it’s the biggest piece of dog s— that I have ever heard,” he mentioned to the digital camera.
Johnson ended his rant about Gibson’s album by calling him a “m—–f—–.”
Oct. 11, 2017
When Gibson shared the video on his personal account, he replied in a caption: “Haters come in many forms…In my Kanye voice #BlackRose is one of the greatest R&B Soul Albums of all time my single #SHAME was #1 on Billboard for 16 weeks my album came in #1 on the TOP 200!!!”
“Real R&B music lovers know,” he added. “This album is in a league of its own #BlackRose.”
Nov. 1, 2017
Gibson introduced in a caption on Instagram that if Johnson was going to be featured in “Fast 9,” he would now not be half.
“Close your eyes dude you’re a ‘Clown,'” he continued.
Gibson additionally known as Johnson “selfish.”