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The Rock Announces ‘Hobbs’ Spinoff, Shades Tyrese While Doing So + Tyrese's Frenemy Tank Tries To Get Cast


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This Fast & Furious feud just won’t stop. Find out how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson popped back at his co-star Tyrese and more inside…

The Fast & Furious cast fight like they hate each other, yet still keep talking about the “brotherhood.” Maybe that’s just part of the process when you bump heads with people you love, but these guys STAY at each other’s necks. We can only imagine what it’s like on set.

Anywho, after Tyrese hopped on Instagram blaming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for the delay of Fast & Furious 9, the former wrestler is now responding. He’s hilariously shady.  And we love it.

There have been rumors of a Hobbs spinoff circulating for years and now it has been confirmed. It’s coming. And The Rock is more than happy about it, even if Ty is salty.

Here’s what The Rock had to say:



Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing 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. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019

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Y’all peep that #CandyAssesNeedNotApply? That’s what he called his male co-stars during the filming of Fast & Furious 8. Hmph.

Co-star Vin Diesel also joined in on the drama, posting up contradictory posts siding with both Ty and The Rock. Check them out below:




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Brotherhood... and all it's complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer... and my son Vincent was born. A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne... I listened to her request and he became Hobbs. I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed... but it would be unfair to say it is anyone's fault. As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success. However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon... stay tuned. Yours truly, Dom #FamilyAlways

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Oh and get this, Tank (Tyrese's former TGT bandmate) may even get a part in the Hobbs spinoff. He hit up The Rock about it, and The Rock responded:




Remember how Tank and Tyrese fell out after that TGT drama last year? He aint slick...

By the way, the Hobbs spinoff hits theaters July 26, 2019.

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