Fast X director Louis Leterrier opens up about Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson having a potential reunion and appearing in another movie together.
Fast X director Louis Leterrier opened up about his desire for Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel to work together again.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Leterrier expressed his desire to work with Diesel and Johnson again. He explained that after he suggested that the pair work together they had a conversation in which they agreed to reunite. “We collectively looked at each other and said, ‘Frankly, wouldn’t it be great? Not only for the franchise but also for the fans and for you guys, for us just to get back on the same train together?’ And that’s a conversation that they had,” he said. “I was lucky to be able to work with Dwayne that one day and possibly more looking forward.” The Fast X director also said that Johnson and Diesel, who portray Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto, respectively, didn’t have a tumultuous reunion. “There’s no fight. Honestly, this set is so lovely, so fun, so enjoyable… I’m not giving you lip service. I really had a great time. Like I was nervous. I was nervous, you know, I walked in, I was nervous, but everybody works so hard and wants the best for these franchises. Yeah. No, it’s really about forward momentum and we have it.”
The Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson Feud
In the final scene and mid-credits scene of Fast X, Gal Gadot and Johnson make surprise appearances, revisiting their franchise characters Gisele Yashar and Luke Hobbs, without receiving on-screen credits for their roles. The return of Hobbs was a surprise as Johnson said he would never come back to the franchise and publicly rejected Diesel’s public plea back in 2021 asking him to return. Their feud began in 2016 during the filming of The Fate of the Furious. It’s widely believed that creative differences and on-set tensions were at the core of the dispute. Johnson labeled unnamed male co-stars as a “candyass” and “a chickensh-t” in a now-deleted Instagram post. Johnson detailed how the actor had left the film set for numerous days, citing their unprofessional and challenging demeanor.
The friction persisted over the years, Johnson announced his absence from the ninth installment of the Fast & Furious series and that his appearance in The Fate of the Furious would be his last. However, in a recent interview, Johnson expressed that he and Diesel had settled their differences and rekindled their relationship. He expressed enthusiasm for rejoining the Fast & Furious saga and teased future projects.
In addition to his reprisal as Hobbs, Johnson’s character is getting his own standalone film, which he will co-produce alongside franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan. The spinoff will connect the events of Fast X and the upcoming Fast X: Part II, which will be the 12th film in the long-running franchise.