Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel end ‘Fast and Furious’ feud

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel have squashed their beef.

The “Fast and Furious” co-stars famously refused to work together for years, roiling the multibillion-dollar “F&F” franchise. Now, according to Johnson, they remain fast, but are no longer furious.

“Last summer [Vin Diesel] and I put all the past behind us,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve — and always take care of the franchise, characters & FANS that we love.”

The feud update coincided with an announcement from Universal Studios that Johnson will headline his own “Fast and Furious” spinoff movie.

Johnson, 51, made a surprise cameo appearance at the end of “Fast X,” but his future in the franchise remained unclear. Johnson and Diesel, 55, were so angry with each other that they refused to film scenes together for the series’ eighth installment.

The ninth film left out Johnson’s character entirely, and instead, he got a spinoff movie with Jason Statham. In 2021, Johnson said he would never return to the franchise, rejecting a plea from Diesel as “manipulation” and emphasizing “there was no chance” of a reunion.

But on Thursday, Johnson confirmed that he’s back, for real, to play Luke Hobbs.

“It is true. Hobbs is back. Hobbs is back in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise,” he said in an Instagram video. “Despite us having our differences, me and Vin, we’ve been like brothers for years … When you leave with the idea of, number one, resolve but then also you just think about the future, you think about plans that are much bigger than ourselves.”