Dwayne Johnson has proudly released the first trailer for his new Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs. However, the actor has quickly received backlash from co-star Tyrese Gibson.
The new movie won’t feature any of the other Furious actors – only Johnson’s character Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. However, the release of this film has meant that the release of the ninth instalment of Fast & Furious will now not be release until 2020, a year later than scheduled.
Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce in the franchise has been fighting Johnson since the spinoff was announced, and it seems that this trailer has pushed the actor over the edge, prompting him to post a blistering attack online. He told TMZ:
“I just got a problem with Dwayne, it appears that he’s being selfish. It appears that he’s so focussed on furthering his own self-interest. He’s making decisions from the seat he is sitting in… it’s f***ed up.”
In a previous post, Gibson responded angrily to the postponed release for Fast 9, saying: “Fast Family right? Nah, it’s about Team Dwayne. Three years, will it be worth the wait?”
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Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neal Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019
This aside, the sneak peek at Hobbs shows that the film isn’t straying too far from the tried and tested Fast and Furious template, seeing Johnson and Statham go head to head, as Hobbs rumbles: “Let me tell you something. Me and you. One on One. I will beat your ass like a Cherokee drum.”
To which Shaw growls: “Maybe one day we’ll find out.”