It’s been pretty obvious that Tyrese Gibson is less than pleased with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Fast and Furious actor has made his beef with the Rock public on social media for a while now, accusing the Rock of taking a spin-off deal for his character in the franchise, Hobbes, potentially delaying the production of Fast and Furious 9.
On Wednesday, Gibson, who plays Roman Pierce, escalated the “feud” (according to the AV Club, it’s been pretty one sided) even further, saying he’d leave the franchise if the next movie involved Johnson. There are very few situations where an ultimatum like this plays in Gibson’s favor.
It’s unlikely that the Rock will leave the series, in which case Gibson will either be forced to make good on his word or quietly sweep everything under the rug.
Gibson is allegedly struggling with money due to an ugly custody battle with his ex-wife. He accuses the Rock of endangering his chances of maintaining a relationship with his daughter by delaying the release of the next Fast and Furious movie.
The Rock has remained mostly quiet on this whole ordeal, adding to the overall strangeness of the situation.
H/T: William Hughes