"I never want to hear it again, and I'm never going to f**king forgive him for wasting my time". As previously reported, Gibson blamed the Baywatch actor for delaying production on the ninth installment of the action-film franchise due to his spinoff film in an Instagram post on Wednesday, October 4.
The now deleted comment didn't go down that well with fans, so Gibson clarified that he has no issue with the movie, just that it creates a conflict with the next Fast and Furious sequel. The ninth edition of the film was originally set to release on April 19, 2019, however, now, it has been postponed until April 10, 2020.
The spinoff film, being written by franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan, will feature Johnson and Statham reprising their "Fast and Furious" roles as special agent Hobbs and skilled criminal Deckard Shaw as they team up on an undisclosed mission, Variety reported. We have some very exciting news to share soon... stay tuned.
Hobbs, Johnson' character, joined the franchise in 2011 for the fifth movie. "My vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other incredible 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. "I will beat your ass like a cherokee drum".
On Wednesday TMZ posted a video capturing an upset-looking Tyrese talking about his disappointment with Johnson. It seems as if Tyrese is the only person from the cast that hates the release date delay. It appears that he's so focused on furthering his own self-interest; he's making decisions from the seat that he's sitting.
"Haters come in many forms", Gibson captioned the clip, which is actually two years old. "That is time I will never get back". Either way we're ready for the next round of Furious films.