Tyrese’s opinions on Fast and Furious co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson making a spin-off movie based on his character Hobbs have been well documented. While Johnson has been mostly radio silent on Tyrese’s online outbursts, he now says he won’t let it interfere with anything he’s going to do in the future.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Rock says his intentions were to come in and elevate the franchise and indirectly referenced the feud by saying anything outside of the film making process he ignores.
“It’s been a challenging process because I feel like my intention from day one, when I first joined the cast, was to hopefully come in, have fun, and create a character that people will hopefully like and try to elevate the franchise,” Johnson says. “But in the process of elevating the franchise, I have always thought that in order for this to have real longevity and legs, we should spin out and create characters that can live on their own.”
“At the end of the day, the only thing I want to do is make a great movie for the fans,” he concluded. “I never ever get wrapped up in the sludge of the bulls— that can be connected at times to a franchise. So I never get dragged into it. I never respond to any of that.”