A new report says Vin Diesel is reportedly being blamed for Fast & Furious 10’s Justin Lin leaving the director’s chair a week after it started.
Lin returned to the herd for F9: The Fast Saga, in which he not only directed the story, but also developed the story and co-wrote the script with Daniel Casey, replacing franchise veteran Chris Morgan as lead writer for the series. Although the received film killed the series’ positive review run, it was a huge hit at the box office, grossing over $726 million worldwide and getting the green light for two films from Universal Pictures to close out the feature films. Lin is expected to return to co-write and conduct both installments. However, Fast & Furious 10simply titled Fast Xsaw a major speed bump when Lin only went into production for a week with no explanation, though now it seems like the real reason has come to light.
On the heels of news that the filmmaker had parted ways with the project, New York Daily News has announced that Vin Diesel is reportedly to be blamed for Lin’s Fast & Furious 10 director exit. An unnamed source claims the franchise veteran has become a problem in recent episodes of the action series and expressed shock that Lin is walking away from a lucrative salary. Check out what the unnamed source shared below:
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Lin gives up $10 or $20 million. Diesel is late on set. He doesn’t know his rules. And he’s not getting in shape.”
Diesel’s behavior on set with the Fast and the Furious franchise has been a hot topic for nearly six years since Dwayne Johnson first took to Instagram and proclaimed some of its male stars as “candy a-esand criticized them for bad behavior, with many believing it was Diesel, he pointed out. This was most recently seen when Diesel begged through social media Johnson to come back for one of the finals Fast & Furious movies, only for the latter to dismiss his pleas and cite it as an example of Diesel’s “manipulationas the franchise star/producer cited both his children and the death of Paul Walker as reasons for Johnson to return.
Lin’s exit from directing Fast 10 turned out to be quite a shock considering his long tenure with the franchise and the film’s rapid development, having recently added Jason Momoa, The Suicide SquadDaniela Melchior and Brie Larson are added to the star-studded roster and will go into production on April 20. The ongoing production delay has meant that the budget for the film continues to climb as Universal is reportedly spending $1 million a day on their search for a new director for the film, with reports the studio is pointing to previous directors F. Gary. Gary, David Leitch and James Wan watched, though their various scheduling commitments knocked them off the list. Of Fast 10 currently slated to hit theaters on May 19, 2023, only time will tell who eventually gets the studio to replace Lin as the film’s director.
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Source: NY Daily News
- Fast X / Fast & Furious 10 (2023)Release date: May 19, 2023
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