Tyrese Gibson is Pissed at Dwayne Johnson About FAST AND FURIOUS 9 Being Delayed a Year and He Goes Off on Instagram
Universal Pictures is moving the ninth installment of mega-franchise Fast and Furious back a year to April 10, 2020. The studio did not explain the reason for the shift, but Fast and Furious 9 had originally been set for April 19, 2019.
Fast and Furious may focus on family, but not all the family members are happy about this change. Tyrese Gibson, for one, is blaming Dwayne Johnson for the delay. He took to social media to call Johnson out, saying:
"#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU - And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post - Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah..... it's about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I'm just a passionate film critic"
Last month, Gibson made a public plea to Johnson to not delay Fast & Furious 9 on Instagram, claiming that his co-star had been ignoring his text messages. The post has since been deleted, but Gibson pleaded for Johnson to not “move forward with that #Hobbs movie.” This refers to the possibility of a spin-off from the series focused entirely on Johnson’s character Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. Gibson’s comment continues on Johnson’s post as follows:
“…You will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter. I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo.”
It's beginning to sound like this Fast and Furious family is more of a dysfunctional family than a tight band of brothers and sisters. The studio has already had to deal with spats before, including the much-reported feud between Johnson and Diesel during the production of The Fate of the Furious and even Michelle Rodriguez's threat to not return to the franchise unless the female characters were treated with equal importance to her male counterparts.