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Fast Feud! Dwayne Johnson Smashes Hopes For Hobbs' Return In Future 'Fast And Furious' Films Due To Clash With Vin Diesel

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Jul. 24 2021, Published 1:35 p.m. ET

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Nothing like a good, old fashion Hollywood feud between two hulking hunks. Dwayne Johnson, 49, recently told The Hollywood Reporter why the world will never, ever, see him in another Fast and Furious film.

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The former wrestler turned actor answered the rumors why his character Hobbs was absent from F9: The Fast Saga, "I've wished them well on Fast 9. And I wish them the best of luck on Fast 10, Fast 11 and the rest of the Fast & Furious movies they do that will be without me," Johnson said.

Johnson also wasn't shy responding to a question about his ongoing 5 year feud with his former co-star Vin Diesel. "I laughed and I laughed hard," the actor said when questioned about Diesel's recent comments about him in Men's Health June issue where the actor/producer, 54, told the men's magazine what he needed to do to improve Johnson's acting chops.

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"My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be," Diesel told the magazine.

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"As a producer to say, 'OK, we're going to take Dwayne Johnson, who's associated with wrestling, and we're going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don't know' –– Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks."

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Diesel's comments clearly were the final nail in the coffin for the pair of Hollywood A-listers. Even Johnson's Jungle Cruise costar Emily Blunt chimed in during The Hollywood Reporter interview.

"Just thank God he was there," Blunt sarcastically said, referring to Diesel's cheap shot at Johnson. "Thank God. He carried you through that." She continued.

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So how did this bitter war of words begin? Apparently the former wrestler and Diesel got into it in August of 2016, when Johnson returned from his Fast and Furious debut to make Fate of the Furious.

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The Jumanji star wrote via Instagram, "Some [male costars] 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."

'When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling––you're right."

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Meanwhile Diesel said during a Facebook Live that Johnson wasn't even considered for the role of Hobbs. In fact, it was Men in Black's Tommy Lee Jones who Diesel wanted for the role.

Diesel said, "Back in the fifth film, I was asking, 'Who should I work with?' The reason why we brought Dwayne Johnson into Fast Five was because of you. He explained, "There was a girl named Jen (maybe Jan?) Kelly who said, 'I would love to see you guys work together on-screen.' "

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And so, we gave a role that was initially written for Tommy Lee Jones, but we gave it to Dwayne, and he shined in it."

However, the compliment didn't hold much weight after Diesel later claimed it was his directing abilities rather than Johnson's acting skills. It's safe to say that's the end of this potential Hollywood bromance.

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