Dwayne Johnson Says He “Laughed Hard” At Vin Diesel’s “Tough Love” Comments, Won’t Return For ‘Fast 10′ Or ’11’

I need this beef between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson to NEVER end. I know, they had supposedly squashed it, but I think Diesel may have put that beef back on the burner with his recent comments, taking credit for Johnson’s performances in the Fast & Furious franchise.

THR caught up with Johnson who is out there promoting Jungle Cruise, and the interviewer asked him about what Diesel said. I love this response, too, because it almost certainly will keep things heated between the two. It also informs his decision not to return for Fast & Furious 10 & 11

“I laughed and I laughed hard. I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I’ll leave it at that. And that I’ve wished them well. I wish them well on ‘Fast 9.’ And I wish them the best of luck on ‘Fast 10’ and ‘Fast 11’ and the rest of the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies they do that will be without me.”

Even Emily Blunt jumped in at Diesel’s expense, assuring that we’ll never see her behind the wheel at any point…

“Just thank God [Diesel] was there. Thank God. He carried you through that”, Blunt said.

I love it. Keep this shit going forever.

Watch Johnson and Blunt in Jungle Cruise on July 30th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.