There is no denying that the Fast and Furious franchise has become one of the biggest and most successful movie franchises that has ever been made, so it was no surprise when it was announced that there were plans for a Fast and Furious spinoff movie. What was surprising about this announcement though, is the fact that in order to make this new Fast and Furious spinoff movie, they are actually going to have to delay Fast and Furious 9.
Well the fans of the Fast and Furious franchise were obviously disappointed about the delay and it seems that they are not alone, as Tyrese Gibson has also been very vocal about his disappointment. The Fast and Furious spinoff will star Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, focusing on their characters, and Tyrese feels that the two stars are being selfish in putting that spinoff ahead of Fast and Furious 9.
Gibson told TMZ, "I don't know what they are doing. Everybody is coming at me like I am hating on Dwayne for the spinoff but I'm not. The truth is I just wish he was releasing it at a different time. It's not a conflict. 'Fast and the Furious' is like a holiday. The 'Fast and the Furious' family, the trucks the people who have been with us for 16 years, you know, pushing our release date back."
He added, "It's only happened one time in the fast and furious franchise when we lost our brother Paul Walker. You know, so what's the reason we are pushing the date back for this one? So you know, I just got a problem with the way it appears Dwayne is selfish, it appears he is so focused of furthering his own self-interest. He is making decisions from the seat he is sitting in. Fast and the Furious 9 is not coming out until 2020. It's f**ked up."
We cannot wait to see what Dwayne Johnson has to say in response to these latest comments from Tyrese Gibson but it is safe to say that there will definitely be plenty of tension on set when Fast and Furious 9 does finally start shooting.