4 Nov – The Fast Family Feud continues and it's only getting more derailed, this time with Tyrese Gibson threatening to leave the "Fast and Furious" franchise for good.
"I'm sorry to announce that if Dewayne [sic] is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce [sic]," Gibson posted on his Instagram a couple of days back, misspelling both co-star Dwayne Johnson's name and his character Roman Pierce's name probably out of furiousness.
He later clarified to TMZ that his financial woes, which include the legal bills, is "further aggravated" when "Fast and Furious 9" was delayed a year to make room for Johnson's spinoff, hence his anger towards Johnson for agreeing to the solo movie.
However, fans will probably no longer be bombarded by his anti-Johnson rant as Gibson yesterday made his "last post" about his co-star.
"Want you guys to know I had a real Heart to Heart with one of Dewayne's [sic] associates and this will be my last post about him........ I repeat my last.... I respect the associate who called.. My story will never change I was never DJ's Co-Star... I'm Shayla's Father first....," the Instagram post read.
So far the "Fast and Furious" production, including producer and star Vin Diesel, has yet to comment on the subject at the time of writing, so it remains to be seen whether Gibson's ultimatum will mean the end of Roman Pierce or Johnson getting booted off the ninth instalment.
His absence in "Fast and Furious 9" won't affect Johnson's silver screen appearance much, however, since he would still star in the spinoff as well as several upcoming movies including this year's "Jumanji" and next year's "Rampage", "Skyscraper" and "Fighting with My Family".
The spinoff is slated for a North American release on 26 July 2019 while "Fast and Furious 9", with the return of helmer Justin Lin and actress Jordana Brewster, is speeding onto the big screen on 10 April 2020.