Dwayne Johnson: Trashing Vin Diesel Made Fast 8 More Popular!

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Dwayne Johnson is not a fan of Vin Diesel.

That much was confirmed earlier this year in an explosive rant about his Fast 8 costar

Now, Dwayne has opened up about his rant to the Los Angeles Times and what it meant for the hit movie franchise. 

Dwayne Johnson at Ballers Premiere

"I was very clear with what I said. I've been in the game a long time," Johnson said. 

"Would Universal [Pictures] have preferred that didn't happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest [in 'Fast 8'] shot through the roof to a whole other level."

Universal Pictures would no doubt be ecstatic if the feud resulted in more ticket sales for the movie. The series is already a huge hit worldwide, so it would be hard to imagine the feud ever putting the brakes on the franchise. 

Dwayne's Instagram post certainly got everyone talking as they tried to figure out whether it was really about Vin and also whether Johnson's account had been hacked. 

Have a look at the full post below:

Dwayne Johnson Rips Fast 8 Male Co-Stars

The most interesting part has got to be the part in which he ripped Vin to shreds. 

“Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”

Dwayne's main issue with Vin was that Vin was a producer and apparently made decisions that didn't make the former wrestling champ happy. 

Vin Diesel, The People's Choice

Being a producer no doubt gave Vin more power on set, so it sure sounds like Vin wanted to get under the former wrestler's skin. 

When you have two strong personalities on a set, there's always going to be some conflicting opinions. 

However, we don't really like Vin Diesel's chances if there was ever a fight between him and Dwayne Johnson. 

Vin was probably bawling his eyes out when it was revealed that Johnson was the highest paid actor of 2016. 

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