Fast & Furious Feud Continues Over New Spin-off Movie

Tyrese Gibson argues Dwayne Johnson is being "selfish" over the Fast & Furious spin-off film...

Things are still prickly with the Fast & Furious family, following the news that Fast & Furious 9 has been put back a year to the summer of 2020, and in its place in 2019 will be a spin-off movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Earlier this week, Tyrese Gibson had let his feelings be known over Johnson, and he wasn’t happy.

He’s clarified his thoughts in a new interview with TMZ, saying that “I don’t know what they’re doing. Everybody coming at me like I’m hating on Dwayne about his spinoff, but I’m not. The truth is, I just wish he was releasing it at a different time.”

“It’s not a conflict, it’s just The Fast & The Furious is like a holiday. The Fast & The Furious family – the fans, the tribe, the people that’s been rocking with us for 16 years – you know, pushing our release date back… it’s only happened one time in the history of the Fast and the Furious [franchise], is when we lost our brother, Paul Walker. So, what’s the reason we’re pushing the release date back now?”

He added that “I just got a problem with Dwayne: it appears he’s being selfish. It appears that he’s so focused on furthering his own self-interest, he’s making decisions from the seat he’s sitting on. Fast & Furious 9 is not coming out until 2020… it’s fucked up.”

Johnson has responded to that over social media, posting the following to his Instagram account…

The spin-off movie will arrive in July 2019, with Shane Black said to be on the wishlist of directors. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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