Fast and Furious 9: Tyrese Gibson threatens to quit if Dwayne Johnson doesn’t

Posted 2017/11/04 409 0

Tyrese Gibson has issued a Fast and Furious ultimatum – he won’t be in the sequel if Dwayne Johnson is.

The actor’s on-going feud with his co-star reached its peak in the video he posted to Instagram on Wednesday (1 November).

“I’m sorry to announce that if [Dwayne] is in Fast 9, there will no more Roman [Pearce],” he said, alluding to the character he’s played since 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003.

Last month, Gibson seemed to blame Johnson for Fast 9‘s release date change hinting the delay was linked to the planned spinoff involving the characters played by Johnson and Jason Statham.

This isn’t the first time Johnson has been embroiled in a feud with a Fast & Furious co-star. Ahead of the franchise’s eighth entry, it was widely reported that the actor was being kept away from Vin Diesel following tense on-set encounters. S

The Fast and Furious spinoff – which Gibson claims was originally set to be focused on Pearce and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ character Tej – will be released July 2019 with Fast 9, the franchise’s penultimate entry, arriving April 2020.