Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson is opening up old wounds, reigniting his feud with Dwayne Johnson over the franchise’s first spin-off Hobbs and Shaw.
Following the opening weekend of Hobbs and Shaw, Tyrese Gibson took to Instagram to slam Dwayne Johnson and criticize the film’s opening box office numbers. The film scored $60 million in its domestic box office debut, the lowest opening for the Fast and Furious franchise since 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Tyrese Gibson captioned the post shading Dwayne Johnson and used it to get his frustration off his chest, declaring Hobbs and Shaw’s global opening of $181 million as “not a win.” The actor even invited Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to return for Fast and Furious 10.
“I have to show my respects for one thing…. He tried…….. Folks called me a hater…. Attacked me for speaking out…..Breaking up the family clearly doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does. You know what maybe just maybe… The Rock and the crew will come dance with us again for #Fast10 we can all hug it out and get back to giving the true fans who have supported this franchise for 20 years WHAT they want……..No hating I’m just pointing out the facts. #FastFamily has more value as the #FastFamily its ok.”
You can check out the full post of Tyrese Gibson’s latest attack on Dwayne Johnson below.
What do you think about Tyrese Gibson’s latest comments regarding Hobbs and Shaw? Was Dwayne Johnson wrong to launch his own spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments!
Tyrese Gibson has been the most vocal of the Fast and Furious cast, speaking out against Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw spin-off after it was first announced back in 2017. The spin-off pushed back the release of the ninth Fast and Furious film — which is currently in production — despite Gibson’s pleas for Dwayne Johnson to not go through with the project.
Rumors of a spin-off featuring Dwayne Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs first surfaced back when the actor returned for a second outing as the now-former agent of the Diplomatic Security Service in Fast and Furious 6. Dwayne Johnson then found an undeniable chemistry with Jason Statham, who played Furious 7 villain Deckard Shaw and returned The Fate of the Furious in which he and Dwayne Johnson stole the show. This and the spin-off led to a major on-set feud with franchise lead Vin Diesel and ultimately caused a rift between Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and the rest of the Fast and Furious cast.
Hobbs and Shaw is currently on track to earn another $25 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, the main Fast and Furious films are now moving forward without Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Directed by Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.
Fast and Furious 9 is currently set to hit theaters on May 22, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, and the future of the Fast and Furious franchise.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.