Dwayne Johnson Makes Surprise Appearance in “Fast X”

The actor shocks fans by appearing in an end credits scene in the new movie.

BYCaroline Fisher
Dwayne Johnson Makes Surprise Appearance in “Fast X”

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appears in a Fast X scene, despite pledging not to after a feud with Vin Diesel. Fast X, the final installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, stars Vin Diesel, alongside Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, and more. The film premieres in the U.S. later this week on May 19. Diesel asked Johnson to make an appearance in Fast X in November of 2021. Johnson responded to Diesel's wishes, letting him know that it wasn't going to happen.

In 2021, Vin Diesel posted a screengrab from an earlier Fast & Furious movie alongside Johnson. His caption reads, "I told you years ago that I was going to fulfill my promise to Pablo." He adds, "I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale." Diesel tells the actor, "I say this out of love... but you must show up." Diesel asks the former WWE star to "not leave the franchise idle," reminding him that, "[he has a very important role to play." Diesel finished the post with, "Hobbs can’t be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny." Johnson called Diesel's post "an example of his manipulation."

Johnson Pledged To Never Return To Fast & Furious

Dwayne Johnson Makes Surprise Appearance in "Fast X"
US actor Vin Diesel arrives for the Premiere of the film "Fast X", the tenth film in the Fast & Furious saga, at the Colosseum monument in Rome. (Photo credit should read Marco Ravagli/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Johnson later told CNN that he"told [Diesel] directly that I would not be returning to the franchise." He went on to say he "was firm yet cordial with my words." Also claiming he, "said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful, but that there was no chance I would return." He added that he didn't like "that he brought up his children in the post," or "Paul Walker’s death." Going on to say, "Leave them out of it." He said the two actors "had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding."

Since appearing in 2017's The Fate of the Furious with Diesel, Johnson also appeared in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw in 2019. Johnson has gone back on the statements he made about returning, as shown by his brief appearance in Fast X.


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