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The Rock and Vin Diesel Continues to Battle

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Or is it really? According to some sources, there seems to be a claim that the Rock is taking a page out of his wrestling days and fabricated the fake feud to promote the Fast 8 movie as well as an up coming WWE match. However, what doesn’t add up is the fact that the feud is pretty one sided. If this is in fact fake, there should be more banter back and forth to drive up the drama. In this case, it’s been pretty one sided.

The likelihood of the feud being legit is pretty high. Ultimately, the Fast and Furious franchise is a money printing machine. There has been a loyal following to the movie franchise and the lead characters from the day it premiered in theatres over 15 years ago. Realistically, the movie doesn’t need a lot of hype and will still make boat loads of money.

Whether or not the feud between Diesel and The Rock is real is yet to be determined.


The Rock’s Beef with Vin Diesel

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By now, we all know that the Rock had called out his Fast 8 male cast members as being “Candy Asses”, but what we didn’t know is who that statement was targeted at. After a few days of having this news swirl on the internet, the rumor mill is pointing to Vin Diesel as the target of that comment. With a movie franchise like this with so many big stars on set, it was just a matter of time before heads butt and tempers flare.

The claim is that Diesel and Johnson were disagreeing on some on set decisions. Specifically, decisions being made by Diesel were not sitting well with Johnson. So much so that the tension on set was making people uncomfortable.


Trouble Brewing on Set of Fast 8

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Dwayne Johnson is easily identifiable as one of those individuals who have the highest level of work ethics and a laser beam focus and drive to perfection. Just look at his relentless drive on perfecting his physique, and watch some of his online motivation videos. So when you work with Johnson and don’t bring your A-Game, you will be called out. And Johnson did so publically.

He took to Instagram, where he has a huge online following, to vent his frustrations with his male co-stars on the movie Fast 8. Johnson used the online platform to call out his co-stars as “candy asses.” These words were directed at his male co-stars, but he had nothing but praise for his female co-stars. Johnson alleged that the male actors were unprofessional and lacked professionalism while on set. He doesn’t call out specifically who he was targeting his words towards, but does say that the behavior on set was making his “blood boil”.


Fast 8 Adds Helen Mirren to the Cast

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As if the cast of the latest movie to come from the Fast and Furious franchise isn’t already star packed, the franchise now welcomes Dame Hellen Mirren to the family. Some may thing, how does an actor who played Queen Elizabeth II fit in to this genre of movie? Well, lets not forget Mirren has also played some bad ass roles in movies such as Red and Eye in the Sky, so action scenes are nothing new to the Dame.

According to Mirren who said back in 2014, “I’ve always rather loved driving. I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive if I do drive in it.” She goes on to say, “I always love stunt driving. I do as much driving on my movies as I can. If there’s driving stuff to be done, I always beg or insist on doing it myself.”

Mirren is not only a fan of the franchise, but she’s a fan of Vin Diesel as well and would love to work with him. Well, it looks like her wish is granted. The eighth iteration of the Fast and Furious movies is shaping up to be another exiting movie to come.


The Rock Gets Gritty

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Dwayne Johnson, or know to many wrestling fans as The Rock, will be reprising his role in the next installment of the Fast and Furious movies. Images released shows a gritty looking Luke Hobbs, Dwayne Johnson’s character. It seems all the characters who get close or are part of Dom’s family end up a little bit on the darker side.

According to Johnson, he will be reinventing his character Hobbs to give viewers more depth in the character. The character will challenge what audiences know of Hobbs to date, and will definitely make things interesting on the big screen. Johnson goes on to says, “maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset, never to be seen again. Either way, I’ve had a solid first week of shooting,”

I for one can’t wait for the next movie to come out which is set to hit the big screen on April 14, 2017.


Fast 8 Goes Cuban

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The Fast and Furious crew were seen filming the latest iteration of the franchise in Cuba. The crew were onset with a bunch of movie camera cars which simply means one thing, more chase scenes to come! With Cuban nation welcoming the US crew to shoot the lucrative Fast 8 movie in their country, it is going to be very exciting to be exposed to a country where we typically don’t see much of.

Mr. Nice Guy himself Vin Diesel was seen taking time between and after shoots mingling and embracing his Cuban fans. The old crew will all be joining in on the new Fast 8 movie, so be prepared to see more screen time by Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham. We have heard that even Eva Mendes will be making a reappearance in the new franchise movie.


Scott Eastwood Signed for Fast 8

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The Fast and Furious franchise has certain been a lucrative enterprise racking in big money and big ratings. Now add that to big names. With a long standing star studded cast, they recently signed on Charlize Theron and now they are adding a legend’s son Scott Eastwood to the lineup.

Eastwood will be joining the powerhouse cast of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, who continue to carry on the torch in the latest installment of the franchise.

Fast 8 is set to hit theatres on April 14, 2017.


Charlize Theron Joins Cast of Fast and Furious 8

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Charlize Theron might have to bring a little bit of that Monster crazy back to her new character. She was recently casted as the villain in Fast and Furious 8 as confirmed by an official tweet from the franchise’s F&F Twitter account.

The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, likely called Fast 8, will be arriving in theatres on April 14, 2017. Vin Diesel posted a teaser movie poster on social media hinting at New York being the backdrop and recent teasers were shown with the crew on set in Reykjavik, Iceland.




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