The bizarre confrontation began when Gibson slid in to the comments section of Johnson's Instagram page, after the actor posted a photo of him inside his trailer. Johnson's caption for the photo read: "Many productive meetings and big business deals have been sealed with a handshake at my GSD (Get Shit Done) table that's inside my trailer. This table holds a lot of great mana (spirit/power) and energy. And if these wood slabs could talk... well it's best they can't talk for national security purposes."
Gibson then commented on the photo in an attempt to reach out to his co-star.
"If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter -- I don't wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about -- I'm on your timeline cause you're not responding to my text messages -- #FastFamily is just that a family....... We don't fly solo," he wrote.
Following the success of "Fate of the Furious," a spinoff with Johnson and Jason Statham's characters was announced, something which apparently rubs the rest of the cast -- or at least Gibson -- the wrong way.
After that plea went unanswered, Gibson posted a lengthier statement on his own Instagram page early this morning, along with a photo of him and Johnson together. In the message, he changed his tune about the Hobbs film, saying he does want him to make it, just not before the next move in the "Fast" franchise.
"I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he's my brother.... I repeat ever....... bro just being honest I didn't like Bay Watch lol - but I did rent out 2 full theaters and take a bunch of kids with my daughter from her #PrivateSchool to support Moana!!!! ( I was surprised you could sing so well ).... oh shit!!" he wrote.
"I'm simply trying to reach him cause he won't call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can't let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date," he continued.
"I'm doing this only on behalf of our families so we keep them all in private school...... God bless you good brother!!!! I never ever go public with private family issues.... Once you hit me back I will delete every post," Gibson added.
He then went on to applaud The Rock's September 11th post, before adding, "We do this on behalf of the families, the cast, the crew members who have been down and loyal to us for 15 years...... Everyone matters...... When we shoot we all eat, when we eat we show up as a FAMILY display our love, our funny stuff, our story lines and HEARTS in every frame..... Me and the cast laugh because it seems like #Fast Is like a HOLIDAY at this point...... You [can't] push the release date of a holiday bro... it's tradition it's fans that are LOYAL....... We have to show up and service their needs..... Just got out of the hospital still recovering thank you guys for your prayers and love.... I'm a real champion and champions are never down for long.... This is not a #Rant I'm no Rock #Hater and I don't want his #Life I love my own...... I'm doing this for the #FastFamily I'm loyal and I apologize for being loyal but dammit I am."
The Rock has yet to respond. A rep for the actor was not immediately available for comment.
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