Hobbs & Shaw, the spin-off of Fast & Furious franchise, has just been released a week ago. You might be surprised for not seeing Vin Diesel, the main character in the franchise. While the feud between Dwayne Johnson and Diesel has long been an issue, we now know that it really happens. And it is the reason why Diesel doesn’t show up in the movie.
The feud started when Johnson posted on social media calling out his “candy ass” co-stars at the end of filming The Fate of the Furious. Fans went to debate on whom he referred that call to, and many believed that it was to Diesel. Even though later Diesel denied it saying that the feud was exaggerated, it was found out that they didn’t film together during the movie.
Johnson, however, in late 2018, admitted that the feud did exist. He argued that it was due to a difference in opinion on the process of filmmaking. However, it is believed the conflict between them was still ongoing. It was especially when Hobbs & Shaw was announced to be released in 2019. It made Fast & Furious 9 had to wait to 2020 and this didn’t please Diesel. Knowing all the problems happened between them two, it makes sense why Diesel doesn’t want to involve in this movie.
Hobbs & Shaw itself tells about these two, teaming up with Shaw’s sister, Hattie, to take down a cyber-enhanced criminal, Brixton. Considering the more strength that this enemy possesses, it would be better if Toretto could help them. While fans might have been disappointed seeing the inexistence of big roles in this movie, they probably have to prepare for not seeing Johnson also doesn’t show up in Fast & Furious 9.