Fast 8 proved to be the biggest, baddest movie in the motoring franchise to date, and made a crazy amount of money at the box office.
However, despite the film’s success, all is not well behind the scenes.
There’s been serious beef between the series’ biggest stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, ever since The Rock posted an angry Instagram post from the set of Fast 8 last year.
The actor notably hit out at his “chicken shit” co-stars and seemingly called Vin a “candy ass” back in August in the online rant, which alarmed a lot of Fast & Furious fans at the time.
The pair seemed to have put their differences aside and went on to film the rest of the movie together, but new comments have come to light which would be about to reignite the rivalry.
UFC star Tyron Woodle has waded in on the issue, after reportedly claiming that Diesel – a personal friend of his – told him that he would be able to beat up his co-star Johnson.
This is my final week of shooting #FastAndFurious8. There's no other franchise that gets my blood boiling more than this one. An incredible hard working crew. UNIVERSAL has been great partners as well. My female co-stars are always amazing and I love 'em. My male co-stars however are a different story. Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't. The ones that don't are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling – you're right. Bottom line is it'll play great for the movie and fits this Hobbs character that's embedded in my DNA extremely well. The producer in me is happy about this part?. Final week on FAST 8 and I'll finish strong. #IcemanCometh #F8 #ZeroToleranceForCandyAsses
As reported by TMZ Sports, Woodley recently said that during at a premiere party for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, he and Diesel had disagreed on who’d come out on top.
“I said [in a fight between Diesel] and The Rock… I’d give it to The Rock,” Woodley recalled. “So [Diesel] pulled up on me, not in a violent way, and said, ‘Come on man, I’d flex on The Rock.'”
Thankfully, it sounds like the pair haven’t actually thrown yet. If they did though, loaded’s money would be on The Rock. Every time.
The rivalry is said to have started between the two following a disagreement over who was the biggest star of the series.
There’s a case for both: Vin Diesel, of course, helped establish the series back in the early 00s, but since then, Johnson’s introduction in Fast Five has seen the movie franchise accelerate up a gear and reach new highs at the box office.
We’re just hope they can be civil enough with each other to work together on the next couple of Fast & Furious movies.
The series is set to come to an end after the tenth instalment, and we want the series’ top stars to be on top form.