On Thursday, the actor, who has starred as Roman Pearce in five Fast and Furious films, stretched his social media attack on “clown” Dwayne Johnson. Gibson’s latest criticisms come as Universal officially declared plans for a Fast & Furious turn-off, which is being eyed as a starring means for Johnson and Jason Statham.
Sharing a picture of The Fast and the Furious cast on Instagram, he captioned, “Diversity, love, multi-ethnic worldwide multi-generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family…… Until Dewayne showed up I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster……….. I guess dreams do come true congratulations to @hhgarcia41 and @therock you guys are just amazing you really broke up the #FastFamily I tried to warn you guys… You thought I was hating…… I was simply fighting to keep the family together what makes us great is when you see us all TOGETHER we don’t fly solo….. #MyLastPost today….. I got 3 years of venting on this clown.”
Vin Diesel, whose had his own Fast gripe with Johnson, appeared to appreciate Gibson’s enthusiasm. Late Thursday night, the face of the franchise posted a photograph of himself with Gibson and the late Paul Walker. He captioned the photo on Instagram, “Brotherhood…”
The singer-turned-actor concluded by stating he and Ludacris, who stars as Tej Parker, beforehand rebuffed a proposal for their own film. “They offered but YOU didn’t have to agree with a solo #HobbsMovie,” he wrote. “#OriginalFastFamily we salute you and stand on your shoulders #VinDiesel #PaulWalker #RobCohen #RomanTej were offered a spin-off we TURNED IT DOWN!!!”
This is just the freshest in the epic surrounding Gibson’s Instagram account and a recommended Hobbs-centered spin-off. Last month, the actor took the family discussion public by using multiple posts and comments to plead with Johnson to not let the rumored installment delay Fast and Furious 9. Then, on Wednesday, with the official announcement of Fast 9 being launched back from 2019 to 2020, Gibson once again requested out his co-star on social media.
Universal had no comments, while representatives for Johnson did not promptly react to EW’s request.
The Fast and Furious spin-off speeds into multiplexes on July 26, 2019, followed by Fast and Furious 9 on April 10, 2020.