Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t take anything for granted, and often takes to social media to express the gratitude he feels for the opportunities he’s had in his career. In a new IGTV post on Friday, Johnson did exactly that, thanking his fans for their support.
“I just want to say thank you guys so, so much,” he says in the video. “You have officially made Hobbs & Shaw not only a massive, global success — as we’ve just crossed $750 million dollars at the global box office — but also, you helped enable a build-out and an expansion of the Fast and Furious universe.”
He went on to acknowledge his Fast & Furious co-star and producer Vin Diesel: “But also lastly, but not least, want to thank brother Vin for your support of Hobbs & Shaw.”
Johnson joined the Fast & Furious franchise in 2011, playing DSS agent Luke Hobbs. He went on to reappear in the next three movies in the series, before getting his own spinoff in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The ninth Fast & Furious movie is currently in production, but Johnson isn’t due to star in it, which many have speculated to be due to on-set tensions between him and Vin Diesel during shooting for The Fate of the Furious.
If Johnson’s message to Diesel is anything to go by, though, that beef has been well and truly squashed. “As you know, and what a wild ride this is, and what a wild ride this has been, ten years ago when you and I spoke and you invited me into the Fast & Furious family. I’m grateful for that invite, and as you know, my goal was always — all these years — to come into the Fast & Furious world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could. If I could do that, then I’ve done my job. And now here we are ten years later, this massively successful build-out and expansion. We did it the right way, we did it the smart way, and again brother, I appreciate your support.”
Looks like they’re bros again! And you know what that means. Johnson signed off with a wink, and a hint that he could soon be rejoining Diesel in the main Fast & Furious franchise, saying: “I’ll be seeing you soon, Toretto.”