Vin Diesel Speaks Out On Dwayne Johnson And Tyrese Gibson’s ‘Fast 9’ Feud

Vin Diesel is all about maintaining the brotherhood.

The 50-year-old actor took to Instagram on Friday to weigh in on Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson’s “Fast 9” feud, explaining that despite Gibson’s comments earlier in the week, the movie’s release date isn’t “anyone’s fault.”

“I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the ‘Fast 9’ release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault,” Diesel wrote alongside a pic of him and Johnson in “Fast 5”.

“As we plot the course to expand the ‘Fast & Furious’ universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success,” he continued. “However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned.”

Brotherhood… and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways

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The “Fast 9” drama started after Gibson accused Johnson of holding up the next instalment of “Fast & Furious” on Thursday. Johnson will star in a “Fast” spinoff with Jason Statham, set to be released in July 2019. According to Variety, “Fast 9” was set to be released in April of 2019, but has been pushed back a year for unspecified reasons.

Johnson tweeted his excitement over the spinoff on Friday, writing, “My goal from day 1 was to come in and create an exciting/fun character for the fans, elevate the franchise and build it out. #HobbsShaw2019,” though Gibson continued to put Johnson on blast.

“The real selfish #CandyA** revealed,” Gibson tweeted. “And why you on twitter..?? You lost my number right? I’m at you when I see you #Family.”

“You still promoting a movie that no one wants to see made you clown,” he added.

See more on the beef in the video below.

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