- Tyrese Gibson has stated on Instagram that he had a “heart to heart” with one of Dwayne Johnson’s associates. Gibson is excited that director Justin Lin, who has directed four “Fast and Furious” movies in the past, is returning to direct the upcoming nine.
It’s time to crack open a Corona, because the family is back together.
After a string of Instagram posts by actor-musician Tyrese Gibson bad mouthing his “Fast and Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for agreeing to do a spinoff movie to the lucrative franchise – which led to the next “Fast” movie being delayed until a 2020 release – Tyrese posted on Instagram Thursday that the feud is over.
“Want you guys to know I️ had a real Heart to Heart with one of Dewayne’s [sic] associates and this will be my last post about him…….. I️ repeat my last…. I️ respect the associate who called,” Gibson wrote on Instagram.
Here is his post:
Want you guys to know I️ had a real Heart to Heart with one of Dewayne’s associates and this will be my last post about him…….. I️ repeat my last…. I️ respect the associate who called.. My story will never change I️ was never DJ’s Co-Star… I’m Shayla’s Father first…. Justin Lin is back in the driver seat that’s exciting cause it going to feel like the true #FastFamily all over again….. When we see Justin we see Paul…..
Things hit a fever pitch on Wednesday when Gibson posted on Instagram that if Johnson were in the upcoming ninth “Fast” movie, that he would not be in it.
But it looks like things have cooled down.
Gibson revealed on Wednesday that a big reason for his beef with Johnson was that he was going through a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife over their 10-year-old daughter, and that he was “almost broke and swimming in legal fees.” The delay of the next “Fast” movie will hurt him financially, which he relayed that to Johnson privately, according to his Wednesday Instagram post. However, Johnson still agreed to do the spinoff movie, which will team his Hobbs character with Jason Statham’s Shaw character.
But it seems the two have made up.
It also sounds like the news that Justin Lin will direct the ninth movie has lifted Gibson’s spirits. Lin was one of the major reasons for the franchise’s success, having directed four of the movies.
Gibson said in his Thursday Instagram post that with Justin back on it will “feel like the true #FastFamily all over again.”
The next “Fast and Furious” movie will be out in April 2020.