After it was announced by Universal that the latest movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, “Fast 9” would be delayed by a year with the new date being set at April 2020, it seems like that decision didn’t go down well with all the members of the cast.
On Wednesday night, Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman in the franchise, took to his Instagram account to call out his co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for being the cause.
“#PSA Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU – And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post. Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah….. it’s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch? Guys guys just relax I’m just a passionate film critic.”
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This isn’t the first time Tyrese has taken to Instagram to call out his Fast and Furious costar, he had earlier expressed his displeasure with The Rock in the past when rumors surfaced that the next installment in the franchise was being held back in favor of a standalone movie for The Rock’s character.
In a deleted comment on one of The Rock’s pictures, Tyrese wrote, “If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter. I don’t wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I’m on your timeline cause you’re not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don’t fly solo.”
In another deleted comment, he continued, “I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he’s my brother. I’m simply trying to reach him cause he won’t call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can’t let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn’t you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It’s because we announced and KEPT our release date bro.”