The “Fast and Furious” franchise has no immediate plans on slowing down, as a spinoff was recently announced and will feature two fan favorites – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. For the past couple of installments, the film has highlighted its action sequences around the two actors and now they are going to get their own movie.

While fans of the “Fast and Furious” franchise would be happy to see Johnson and Statham get their own spinoff movie, one person is not too thrilled about the idea and absolutely hated it – Tyrese Gibson.

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Apparently, the spinoff movie is one of the reasons “Fast and Furious 9” is being pushed back for an April 2020 release instead of the original plan of 2019, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

The currently untitled spinoff movie is scheduled to debut on July 26, 2019.

Another reason for the 'Fast and Furious 9' delay

The franchise is eyeing Justin Lin, the director of multiple “Fast and Furious” films including “Fast Five” and “Fast and Furious 6,” to return for the ninth installment.

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However, The Hollywood Reporter stated that there is a scheduling conflict and the studio decided to delay the release of the film to accommodate the director.

Meanwhile, the script for the spinoff is being written by Chris Morgan, who also wrote the scripts for every “Fast” film since “Tokyo Drift.” This time around, the story will focus on Johnson and Statham’s characters – Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively. The Chemistry between the two actors has been a delight for audiences and this film should also be a good one, to say the least.

The two characters started out as enemies in "Furious 7" but teamed up in "Furious 8."

Tyrese Gibson not so happy about the spinoff

Tyrese Gibson, who starred in every “Fast” movie since the second installment, was not very happy about the announcement of a spinoff movie that would only feature Johnson and Statham.

According to a report by Page Six, Gibson hated the idea of the ninth film being delayed until 2020 simply because he didn’t want to disappoint the loyal fans of the franchise.

Gibson also criticized Johnson for accepting the role in the spinoff, citing that other actors in the franchise were also offered their own spinoff movie, including Vin Diesel and himself, but they all turned it down.

The “Fast and the Furious” debuted in 2001 and has become a very successful film franchise. All eight films have already grossed more than five billion dollars at the box office.

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