Are Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel feuding? Or is the entire drama of the 44-year-old star calling out his co-star as unprofessional all staged? The rumors surrounding the cancellation of the film may not be true at all.
According to Life & Style, the ongoing feud between the two co-stars is a prank and publicity stunt in a run up to the release of “Fast & Furious 8” on April 14, 2017. In fact, Dwayne and Diesel are taking their feud to an all new level with a WWE match before the release of Furious 8.
Rock’s character Luke Hobbs and Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto were enemies who later turned into allies in “Fast & Furious 5.” The former WWE wrestler reportedly convinced Vin Diesel to heighten the drama between the two of them for promoting the film, Daily Mail reports.
This drama will most likely give way to a WWE match between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel in a build up to “Furious 8.” The duo has been together in the F&F franchise since 2011. It was in Fast Five that Dwayne and Diesel came together for the first time.
In the absence of Paul Walker who played Brian O’Connor, Vin Diesel and Rock are trying their best to rake in the moolahs for the new film next year. The WWE match between the two will only make fans of the street-racing heist more interested to watch it.
And, just like the WWE matches are scripted and choreographed, it looks like the feud between Diesel and Johnson is fully scripted.
Talking about Luke Hobbs’ character Diesel said that the role was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones. “We gave it to Dwayne, and he shined in it,” said Diesel, praising Rock in his Facebook post.
Diesel recounted how a female fan once wanted the two to come together, and hence he was roped in. The actor made it very clear that Rock was brought in for the sake of fans.
It has been reported that Vin Diesel and Rock had differences while filming “Fast 8.” Their co-stars however, chose to remain silent on the issue, and it is not even clear whether the two sorted out their differences. Previously Rock also has problems with WWE superstar John Cena.
Meanwhile, Jason Statham, who is set to reprise his role of Deckard Shaw in an interview with People, said that he wants to stay out of the drama and bickering that is happening. However, Rock believes that sometimes “real conflict” is good for a film, Screenrant reports.
Besides, WrestleMania 33 is scheduled to be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on April 2. Is this just a mere coincidence or is there more to it.