He went on with his rant and said that the "Fast & Furious" franchise has always been about the wrestler-turned-actor since he joined the series.
There were no bars holding #Tyrese Gibson back when he responded to updates on "Fast & Furious 9" release date.
In fact, it's just switching gears to focus on the much-buzzed about Fast spin-off that is meant to be a starring vehicle for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The film, which will focus on Johnson's Hobbs character and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw, may also have a director in the bag. Fast and Furious 9 was initially due for release April 19, 2019, but that's no longer the goal as the highly anticipated sequel is no scheduled for Easter 2020. But of course they could wrap up Fast & Furious while continuing to build out spinoffs, like the Johnson/Statham one hitting theaters in 2019. Gibson isn't the only member of the franchise who has problems with Johnson; Vin Diesel has been publicly feuding with the ex-wrestler for quite some time now.
The last two films made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, so this is clearly one of Universal's most important franchises (especially since that whole Dark Universe thing was DOA).