Vin Diesel Gives Major Shout Out to ‘Fast & Furious’ Family After Major Recognition

by Chase Thomas
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

The Fast & Furious family is a, well, family. Especially from the perspective of star Vin Diesel who delivered a major shout-out to the family after a major moment of recognition.

Diesel took to his Instagram where he said, “In this business, to be nominated is such a blessing. Especially when you are doing what you love, with people you love. The entire cast gives their all every time. Thank you Universal for always believing in our beautiful multicultural cast and our tirelessly committed crew. As you know we make these films with our hearts. All love, Always. We’ve come a long way.”

The People’s Choice Awards nominated F9 for movie of the year. This was for the 2021 movie cycle.

Rather than The Rock reprising his role as Hobbs, we saw John Cena, another former WWE star join the family as Vin Diesel’s brother in the film. It currently sits at 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and also starred the usual suspects of Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Tyrese Gibson.

The Future of The ‘Fast & Furious’ Family

Speaking of The Rock, his absence and reported fallout with Diesel is a difficult one for fans of the franchise all over the world. Since his arrival several movies ago, fans loved his addition and what he brought to the franchise to give it another fresh element it had been lacking after so many movies to that point.

Now, things are murky. Diesel has made a public plea for The Rock to return for the series’ tenth installment. A co-producer of the movies, Hiram Garcia, spoke to Screen Rant about the situation and whether or not it could indeed happen.

The Rock & Vin Diesel

Garcia said, “Look, you can never predict or control what’s going to come out of that world. So I’m very used to it by now. I think we’re both very used to it. I know.” Garcia knows this game. He knows how this stuff can change on a dime. That’s why he straddles both sides of the fence here. This is part of the deal.

He continues, “I haven’t been able to really connect with DJ on it because he’s been buried in promoting Red Notice. But yeah, I’m used to it. It’s what comes with that world. You get crazy curve balls thrown and you just roll with it.”

So Garcia doesn’t rule it out here. He mentions Johnson is busy doing press for his next movie. From his comments, it’s clear the book is not closed on a future collaboration. Collaboration could still happen. They do not need to make decisions right now. Things change. It could happen. It’s a fluid situation, and things can change in a hurry. Folks could see The Rock back for the tenth movie, or folks might not. At the very least, it’s pretty sweet to know that the situation seems fixable and that is all you can ask for at this point.