AutoBlog– The feud between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Vin Diesel not only rages on, but is getting even more heated as filming for the upcoming Fast 8 film comes to a close. Previous reports claim that Johnson, who called his fellow male actors “candy asses”, and Diesel were arguing over decisions the latter made that didn’t sit well with ‘The Rock.’ Earlier this month, anonymous sources claimed the two had met to squash their beef, putting an end to their quarreling. The latest tidbit of news, though, muddles the waters even more – the actors were likely never really fighting.
According to Life & Style Magazine, the feud between Johnson, who plays Luke Hobbs, and Diesel, who will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto, was a hoax. An anonymous source told the outlet that the feud between the two was a stunt to get people aroused for a WWE wrestling match and to promote the Fast 8 film. The source claims the stunt was Johnson’s idea. After all, the star first got his start in wrestling.
While the report sounds like it’s coming out of left field – partly because it is – it sort of makes sense. Johnson’s movie career involves numerous films with other actors that were probably difficult to work with and the actor has never voiced any negative words towards another actor. At least not in the way he did towards Diesel.
On the other hand, if the fake feud is being used to garner attention, the actors aren’t taking it far enough. Wouldn’t there be more rants aimed at one another? Something doesn’t add up and, if you ask us, we think the hatred between the two is real. The anonymous source may be trying to cover up the real conflict between the actors.
Either way, a wrestling match between ‘The Rock’ and Diesel would be huge for both the film and WWE. Only time will tell if Johnson and Diesel really settle their anger in the ring, but if they do, our money’s on ‘The Rock.’
Genius. Fucking brilliant. Ask me a week ago if I thought this was a PR stunt perpetrated by the Hollywood studios and I would’ve told you by next week I wouldn’t care one bit. But things have changed. I remembered that Vince McMahon is still alive. Not that I ever thought he wasn’t alive but I forgot how much of a manipulator he is. How the man blurs the line between real life and Monday Night RAW. Can never tell if he’s Vince McMahon the Wrestler/ The Owner/ The Founder of the Kiss My Ass Club/ or just the real Vince McMahon that strolls through town. The reason being is because they’re all the same. Guy is really a villain in real life. That’s why It wouldn’t be completely out of bounds to say that this is all his doing. Frankly if I get into an argument with my friend I wouldn’t discount the idea that it was a ploy by Vince. If he has that much of a hold on my brain, a guy who hasn’t watched wrestling since the days of RVD, how much control do you think he has over The Rock who grew up in the greatest era of wrestling. Yea The Rock has appearances here and there on Wrestlemania. The guy generates a buzz like no other.
Listen, I don’t know what the plot is to Fast 8. What I do know from extensively analyzing all 8 films repeatedly is that the relationship between Hobbs and Toretto was born from a rocky start aiming to beat the shit out of one another. One is against the law and one is the law. Sure they’ve put aside differences in order to protect people from terrorist and other harmful criminals, but Just like Iron Man and Captain America, I could picture those two going at each others throat. If you were to tell me that they finished Captain America Civil War with RDJ storming off set mad at Chris Evans, I would scratch my head about it since they’ve had chemistry working with each other on the previous other marvel movies. Then if you told me Wrestlemania’s headline event was going to be Steve Rodgers verses Iron Man I would fly to what ever city to see it go down. It’s taking movies to a live action level. Not to mention The Rock calling someone out over instagram for being unprofessional is a bit unprofessional itself. Never could picture The Rock just beefing with someone in real life anyways. That is of course, if it’s one big ploy perpetrated by Vince McMahon……
TMZ- The crew has chosen sides in the “Fast 8” feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel … and Rock wins, hands down.
Production sources tell TMZ, The Rock has been upset with Vin’s work ethic for a long time, and he’s not alone. Members of the crew tell us Vin was often 30 minutes to an hour late to shoot scenes … and it wasn’t because he was late to the set — he was simply in his trailer and wouldn’t come out.
We’re told Vin didn’t like Monday 7 AM calls so production was forced to make the start time 10 AM to accommodate him.
And the crew felt Vin’s arrogance was out of control, especially because he had a producer title. We’re told he wouldn’t listen to anyone and would goad people, including The Rock, by criticizing their acting.
The crew has a vastly different view of The Rock. They say he’s the ultimate professional who is always on time and always nails his scenes. They also say he’s easy to work with.
As we reported, Vin and Rock have been clashing for a long time and it came to a head Monday when Rock exploded on social media, calling out a male co-star (it’s Vin) for being unprofessional.
And as we told you, Vin confronted Rock Tuesday in Rock’s trailer, but their issues remain unresolved.
So this past week if you’ve been living under a rock, two of the largest Hollywood stars that have been actively involved in a multi million dollar film franchise, started having beef with one another. I love the Fast and the Furious franchises. Don’t get me wrong, i know that it’s cheesy action packed garbage, but that garbage is fun. Bad Boys II isn’t a master work of any kind but sometimes i just think Michael Bay 360 shoot out scenes are fun. This is the same way. I use to be able to quote the entire original Fast and the Furious movie off the top of my head because of how many times I’ve seen the movie. “That’s bullshit asshole, no one likes the tuna!” Loved everything about the movie and the time period it came out in. So naturally I’ve been a long time Dominic Toretto Fan. But honestly now picking sides I gotta go with the Brahma Bull. Look I love you, Vin. But the fact of the matter is, the only reason why I loved those series was cause of Paul Walker. Brian Earl Spilner, Mr. Arizona. Sucks cause Han died already to because if not he would be my next deciding choice on which side I’m on. But the fact of the matter is, I’ve been down with Team Rock Bottom way before Brian O’Conner was learning about granny shifting, not double clutching when he should. You’re gonna make The Rock chill 3 hours while you lolly gag in your trailer for no reason? You know how much muscle he loses in that time sitting around not eating or working out? It’s an asshole move. And hate to break it to you Dom, but when the whole cast of characters probably including your main girl Letty sides with The Rock, then face it, you’re the one who fucked up and you’re done.