The Rock doesn't strike me as someone you'd want to make angry. In general, the charismatic wrestler turned actor turned global superstar comes across as a genial team player. But if you somehow manage to get under his skin, it seems like he could be a problem. Now, on the set of Fast 8, there appears to be a problem, and The Rock isn't shy about sharing it on social media.
Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram page to share a quick video from the set of Fast 8. He claims it's his last week of shooting, and the scene appears to come from a scene Rock already has teased, which has his character -- Hobbs -- in some prison. In the comment area, though, The Rock calls out his male co-stars, who aren't living up to his standards. The Rock states:
Wow! The Rock just dropped the hammer on his male Fast & Furious co-stars. Who might he be talking about? The series regulars start at the top with Vin Diesel, but could also include anyone from Tyrese and Ludacris to franchise newcomers Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood and Kurt Russell. The Rock ain't talking about Kurt Russell ... is he?!
Ironically, The Rock is able to step back from this ugly situation and see it from a producer's angle. Even Dwayne Johnson is able to make lemonade from the lemons that have been dealt his way on the latest Fast & Furious movie. He continues:
Here's the brief clip of Rocky taking out prison guards.
So far, The Rock has been sharing fun photos from the Fast 8 set, showing everything from the prison garb to his character racing around a glacier in Iceland. It looks like fun and games, until this news dropped. Is this part of the reason why The Rock didn't fight for more time on the set of Furious 7? Was there trouble in Fast-land, even before this sequel started? And seeing as how The Rock has 1,000 movies on the horizon, does he need this franchise any more, if it's starting to cause him anxiety? Weigh in with your thoughts on this strange development.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.