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Dwayne Johnson Calls Out Vin Diesel’s ‘Manipulation,’ Fans Go Nuts

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By Kristin Myers on December 30, 2021 at 3:09 PM EST

“Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel has caused quite a stir with fans!

In November, Diesel practically begged Dwayne Johnson to come back to the franchise, even though Johnson had previously only returned to “The Fate of the Furious” under the condition that the two shared no scenes together.

“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come,” he wrote. “The world awaits the finale of Fast 10.”

“As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house,” he continued. “There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits.”

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Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
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“I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo,” he added. “I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”

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Dwanye Johnson Shuts Down Possibility Of Return

Dwayne Johnson at "Furious 7" premiere held in Los Angeles

In a new interview with CNN, Johnson revealed that he and Diesel had already talked about returning to the franchise, and he had respectfully declined the invitation before Diesel made the Instagram post public.

“I told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise,” he said. “I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return.”

“Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation,” he continued. “I didn’t like that he brought up his children in the post, as well as Paul Walker’s death. Leave them out of it. We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”

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Vin Diesel Starts Trending On Twitter As The Memes Roll In

Although fans were disappointed that the “Jungle Cruise” actor was not going to appear in the finale of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, the memes started rolling in.

“I heard if you say ‘family’ 5 times into a mirror, it summons Vin Diesel,” one person tweeted.

“I have decided not to appear in The Fast and The Furious 10 because Vin Diesel threw a rock at me while saying we were besties,” one person joked.

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“The Fast and Furious is a joke now,” one person wrote. “Nothing to do with cars and racing and hasn’t since Tokyo Drift. Pretty c----py to use kids and the death of a costar to bring Dwayne Johnson back. Move on and find something else to make.”

“Vin Diesel gon make f10 in da jungle n the rock gon b there unexpectedly,” another wrote.

“If Vin Diesel really wanted the Rock to come back, he’d make fast & furious take place in a jungle,” another joked.

Vin Diesel has yet to respond, but it looks like the "Fast & Furious" finale will have to carry on... without Dwanye Johnson.

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