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The reason behind the feud was that a producer shot a pivital scene that would team Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in a spin-off movie of their own. Vin Diesel who is a producer of the final three films caught wind of the spin-off and vetoed it. Then Vin had the scene cut from the final version of The Fate of the Furious.
Johnson felt it was cowardly and unprofessional so he spoke his mind via social media. The rest of the cast played the fence and took no ones side since Vin Diesel showed his producer side. The movie made headlines for a behind-the-scenes feud between stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, which reportedly even lead to both actors being separated during the movie’s promotional tour.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have met privately a number of times since the feud erupted during production of The Fate of the Furious. Fast forward to now, they are now both “good” and “1000%” ready to return for Fast & Furious 9. This report doesn’t reveal when this feud was resolved.
Movie Web reports:
There was originally supposed to be a Fast 8 post-credit scene that featured Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, who started the movie as rivals, before being forced to work together and forming a bond between them. There was even talk that the studio was considering a spin-off featuring Hobbs and Shaw, but that was never confirmed. This report claimed that producer Neal Moritz shot this post-credits scene in secret, but Samantha Vincent, an executive producer on the film and Vin Diesel’s sister, found out about the scene, which reportedly “enraged” her brother. Vin Diesel reportedly contacted the studio and “explosively aired his grievances” which lead to the scene being pulled from all of the prints, but it may surface on the home video release. While it will certainly be some time before we have an official cast list for Fast & Furious 9
As for Fast & Furious 9, no official details have been given, aside from the release date, but writer Chris Morgan, who has written every movie except the first two, recently teased that the late Han Seoul-Oh, played by Sung Kang, may return. Han was killed at the end of 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but he then returned in 2009’s Fast & Furious, 2011’s Fast Five and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, where it was revealed that the last three movies were set before Tokyo Drift, revealing that Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw is the one who killed Han. It’s possible that the timeline could be altered in some way for the last two movies.
The Fast & Furious 9 is set to hit theaters on April 19, 2019, with the franchise finale, Fast & Furious 10 hitting theaters on April 2, 2021.