Great news for fans of the beloved Fast and the Furious movies has just surfaced, and everyone can now exhale a collective sigh of relief. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel have reportedly squashed their ongoing beef and will both be starring in the next installment of the franchise.
Sources close to the production told TMZ that Johnson, 44, and Diesel, 49, met several times since their epic blowout fight on the set of The Fate of the Furious. The insiders revealed that they have buried the hatchet and are now "1000% in" for what will be the ninth film in the box-office smashing action series.
The feud erupted during the production of the eighth movie, which is currently in theaters, when Johnson took to social media to publicly blast some of the members of the cast. At first, it was unknown who The Rock was referring to as he did not call out Vin specifically, but the details leaked that Johnson was furious with Diesel over "real estate" in the film.
"Real estate" in movie terms refers to how much an actor is given the spotlight in the film, such as the best action scenes, face time, and the best opportunity to flex their muscles.
Dwayne and Vin reportedly had a huge falling out over the subject during the production. However, the former WWE superstar eventually acknowledged that it was ultimately Vin's movie given that he is No. 1 on the call sheet.
In case you haven't gotten a chance to see it yet, check out the official synopsis for Fate of the Furious below:
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game — and the rest of the crew has been exonerated — the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
For Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.