Ryan Reynolds destroys the 'Fast and Furious' movies with one perfect tweet
The Fast and the Furious started out about a group of people living on the edge of the law, modifying their cars and taking part in dangerous drag races (no, not that kind). But by 2018, there have been eight of them, and the team have somehow graduated to the level of superheroes, fighting to save the world using, well... cars.
It's completely ridiculous, but it can be a lot of fun, and it's clearly making an impact on audiences - with the last entry, The Fate of the Furious, earning over a billion dollars at the box office last year. They've been so successful that two of its characters are getting their own spin-off, with Jason Statham's Shaw and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Hobbs having their own team-up adventure on the side.
However, it's not just the money that's propelled this project onwards, but the in-fighting between the cast members. The feud bet between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson first came up in 2016, when Johnson posted about some of his co-stars in a now-deleted Instagram post, which was later inferred to be about Vin Diesel the whole time. He wrote:
"My female co-stars are always amazing and I love ’em. My male co-stars however are a different story.
"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken s*** to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses."
In The Fate of the Furious, they only appear in one scene together due to their dislike for one another. And even this scene was due to clever editing, as they couldn't stand being in the same room as one another.
There's apparently still some problems between the two of them, as Johnson revealed in an interview with The Rolling Stone last week, saying that they had a "face-to-face" over the issues in his trailer once.
"Right now I'm concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be (Hobbs and Shaw). But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have.
"Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' We'll just keep it with the clarity."
Now, it has been revealed that the spin-off is definitely on its way, with the added benefit of being directed by David Leitch. Leitch has a few other action movies under his belt, including Atomic Blonde and the upcoming Deadpool 2, which of course stars Ryan Reynolds.
Leitch tweeted an article about it along with the caption, "Buckle up."
This week, and of course, Reynolds couldn't resist poking fun at the director he's just finished filming with, taking the Fast and Furious movies down along the way:
It seems like Reynolds can riff Deadpool scenes on the fly, as his real-life humor is so similar to that of the 'merc' with a mouth'. I'm not gonna lie, I would love to have seen the joke above actually make its way into the finished movie. The spin-off, which will likely be called Hobbs & Shaw, is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019.