Based on Tyrese Gibson's latest Instagram post, it seems that the The Fast and the Furious feud might finally be over.
The social media spat involving the stars of the action film series—particularly Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Tyrese—reached a tipping point when the actor playing Roman Pearce said he would quit the film franchise if The Rock is given a role in Fast9.
Actually, the whole thing is confusing, considering that a) the man touted as the "Franchise Viagra" is at the forefront of the issue, and b) this isn't a fitting legacy for the late Paul Walker.
It all started when Dwayne called out his male co-stars, one of which was allegedly Vin, in a now-deleted post early August last year:
"There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-workers however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken s--t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."
Shortly after, Tyrese indirectly addressed The Rock's statements, claiming that he has no knowledge whatsoever of the perceived conflict. He followed it up with a photo of him with Vin and a lengthy caption about their "brotherhood," which made people think that Tyrese was on the latter's side.
Although some fans dismissed the bickering as a marketing ploy for The Fate of the Furious, which was released on April 2017. Everything was fine, until rumors of a spinoff focusing on Dwyane's FF character, Luke Hobbs, emerged in September. That was around the same time Tyrese wrote a now-deleted comment in one of The Rock's posts, telling him, "We don't fly solo."
The release date for the upcoming sequel (April 19, 2019) is delayed for a full year and all hell has broken loose.
Vin sort of breaks his silence with a curious upload of the original trio, which Tyrese immediately reposted with a somewhat cryptic message.
Just when it looked like Dwayne was the odd man out, the real-life Dominic Toretto shared an image of them and a wise explanation for the schedule change the following day.
On the other hand, Tyrese, who is in the middle of a custody battle over his daughter, unleashed a flurry of online taunts directed at The Rock.
Fight all you want, gentlemen—just please don't let The Fast and the Furious crash and burn.
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