“Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s Contract Demands Cause Drama on Fast and Furious Set”

For over 20 years, the Fast and Furious franchise has entertained audiences with its high-octane action. While the first three movies focused on street racing, the series took a new direction with its fourth installment. It’s hard to imagine the franchise without Vin Diesel, who has become the face of the series. Over the years, there have been many new faces added to the cast, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2011 and Jason Statham in 2017.

Vin Diesel has seen success with the addition of new installments to his franchise, but rumors suggest that there have been some issues behind the scenes. Reports claim that Dwayne Johnson decided to depart from the series in 2021 due to a clash of egos with Diesel. Johnson even posted on Instagram, referring to Diesel as a “candy a**.”

It all began with Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram post in 2016 where he called out Vin Diesel, his co-star in Baywatch. While appreciating his female co-stars, Johnson criticized the male stars of the movie. He even went on to write that some of them were too scared to confront the issue. Following Johnson’s announcement of leaving the franchise, Diesel took to Instagram in 2021 to invite him back. Diesel mentioned his kids calling Johnson “Uncle Dwayne” at home and also reminded him about promising Paul Walker to make the best Fast in the finale that is Fast and Furious 10.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson were caught up in a social media disagreement recently. Johnson expressed his displeasure with one of Diesel’s posts, which he felt should have left his children and the late Paul Walker out of it. Johnson claimed that Diesel was trying to manipulate him emotionally with the post, despite their private conversation on the matter. Interestingly, a new system called the ‘Equal Pain’ and ‘Point’ System was introduced to the contracts of the male stars of the series.

Vin Diesel’s ego reportedly came into play when Jason Statham joined the Fast and Furious series in 2017. Diesel believed that Statham had inflicted too many hits on him during a popular fight scene in Fast and Furious 7, and he proposed a point system to ensure that he always came out on top in fights. Diesel suggested that each action, such as punches or body slams, had a different value and could be counted towards victory. However, Dwayne Johnson did not agree with this approach. As a result, an “equal pain” clause was introduced to ensure that all three actors received the same amount of pain and never outright lost a fight. Although Statham had no issue with his co-stars, the “equal pain” clause was still added to his contract.

Fast X, which is set to be released in May of this year, marks the 10th installment of the popular series. However, Dwayne Johnson has opted out of returning to the franchise. Consequently, Jason Momoa has been cast in the role of the primary antagonist for the upcoming film.

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