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Vin Diesel to Dwayne Johnson: ‘I Say This Out of Love… But You Must Show Up’ for Fast & Furious 10

Vin Diesel to Dwayne Johnson: ‘I Say This Out of Love… But You Must Show Up’ for Fast & Furious 10, the vie

Vin Diesel to Dwayne Johnson: ‘I Say This Out of Love… But You Must Show Up’ for Fast & Furious 10, the vie

Vin Diesel has taken a step in ending the feud between him and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by sharing an Instagram post that talks about how important he is to him and his family and how he “must show up” for Fast & Furious 10.

Diesel shared the letter with an image of his character Dominic Toretto and Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, and his words describe how Diesel’s children still refer to him as Uncle Dwayne and that “Hobbs can’t be played by no other.”

“My little brother Dwayne… the time has come,” Diesel wrote. “The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don’t send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits.

“I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo. I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play. Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny.”

For those wondering who Pablo is, that is the nickname that Diesel gave the late Paul Walker, the actor who played Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious franchise. Walker and Diesel were very close, and Diesel even walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

In October 2021, Johnson spoke out once again about his ongoing feud with Diesel that began in 2016 when The Rock called out an unnamed male co-star as a “candy ass.” While it appeared to have ended in 2019, Johnson recently revealed he wouldn’t be returning for Fast 10 or 11 following Diesel’s comments that he had to show The Rock “tough love” to get the performance they needed from him.

While it remains to be seen if Diesel’s words will help bring Johnson back to Fast 10 or 11, Johnson did confirm that he would at least be coming back to the character of Luke Hobbs in the sequel to Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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