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The Rock Vs. Vin Diesel: A Complete Timeline of Their Rocky History and Public Feud

Have you ever wondered what fueled the high-octane feud between two of Hollywood’s biggest action stars? Well, buckle up, as we dive into the complete timeline of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s rocky relationship. From their early days on the “Fast & Furious” sets to their public spats and eventual cold peace, the saga of The Rock vs. Vin Diesel is as thrilling as the movies that brought them together.

The Rock Vs. Vin Diesel

E News/ In 2011, The Rock and Vin Diesel had a public feud when The Rock joined the “Fast & Furious” cast.

The Rock vs. Vin Diesel saga began back in 2011, when Dwayne Johnson joined the cast of the “Fast & Furious” franchise for its fifth installment, “Fast Five.” Initially, Johnson’s addition was seen as a major boost to the already popular series, and his chemistry with the existing cast was expected to bring fresh energy to the franchise. However, it was not long before tensions began to surface.

2016: The Rock Vs. Vin Diesel Public Feud

Fast forward to 2016, the production of “The Fate of the Furious” marked a turning point in their relationship. The Rock vs. Vin Diesel feud became public knowledge when Johnson posted a now-infamous Instagram message thanking his female co-stars and the crew but criticizing some of his male co-stars for being “unprofessional.” Although he did not name names, it was soon revealed that Vin Diesel was among those he referred to.

This post did not just stir the pot. It practically set it ablaze. Rumors swirled about on-set clashes between Diesel, who is also a producer on the films, and Johnson. It was reported that differences in work ethic and leadership styles were at the core of their discord.

2017: The Feud Escalates

As the promotional tour for “The Fate of the Furious” ramped up, so did the feud. In various interviews, subtle jabs were thrown, with Diesel often emphasizing the notion of “family” and respect among the cast, subtly contrasting it with Johnson’s approach. Meanwhile, Johnson continued to speak broadly about professionalism and respect for the franchise.

The Rock Vs. Vin Diesel

GTN / In 2017, Diesel criticized The Rock for his “unprofessional” behavior.

Despite these public exchanges, both stars attempted to keep the details of their disagreements under wraps. However, it was clear that the atmosphere was far from cordial.

2019: A Public Cooling Off?

By 2019, it seemed that there might be a cooling off in the public spat between The Rock and Vin Diesel. Johnson announced that he would not be appearing in “Fast & Furious 9,” and instead focused on the spin-off film “Hobbs & Shaw,” which co-starred Jason Statham. This move was widely interpreted as an effort to maintain peace within the “Fast & Furious” family by giving some space between the two titans.

However, Johnson expressed his gratitude towards Diesel for supporting the spin-off, suggesting a possible thaw in their icy relations. This acknowledgment hinted at a complex relationship that could still harbor mutual respect amid the rivalry.

2021: Vin’s Olive Branch and Dwayne’s Response

In a surprising twist, Vin Diesel extended an olive branch in June 2021, via an Instagram post where he addressed Johnson as “Little Brother Dwayne,” urging him to return for the final installment of the franchise. Diesel emphasized the importance of the franchise’s conclusion and Johnson’s role in it.

The Rock Vs. Vin Diesel

Elle / In 2021, things settled between Vin Diesel and The Rock as they resolved most of the feuds.

However, Johnson’s response in an interview later that year was less than enthusiastic. He appreciated Diesel’s comments but firmly declined the invitation to return, citing his busy schedule and other commitments. This response seemed to mark a definitive end to any hopes of reconciliation, at least professionally.

So, as of now, the future of The Rock vs. Vin Diesel remains uncertain. Both continue to thrive in their respective careers, with Diesel gearing up for the final “Fast & Furious” movies and Johnson expanding his role in Hollywood and beyond. While their professional paths might not cross directly in the foreseeable future, the impact of their feud on pop culture is indelible.

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