Vin Diesel isn't invited.
Several days ago we learned that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will co-star in a Fast and Furious spin-off movie in the near future, and The Rock himself is already talking about it on Instagram. The spin-off doesn’t even have a title, yet alone a release date but The Rock sounds quite pumped up about it. In fact, he’s already bragging his character will beat the crap out of Statham’s, and he wasn't holding back with the first firing shots:
“A very very special shout out to a certain bald-headed, English tea drinkin’, crumpets eatin’, God Save The Queen singin’ suuuuuum bitch, Jason Statham. One fine day, we will give the audience what they want and fight. And it will be the greatest fight in the history of movies. We will then drink like brothers as you nurse your wounds, because I’m gonna knock your teeth so far down your throat, you’re gonna have to stick a toothbrush up your ass to brush ‘em. Thanks for trusting me brotha and cheers to always having fun for audience.” Right. So there you have it. The Rock is anxious to beat the everlasting crap out of Statham for strictly entertainment purposes. Sounds cool to us.
Word also had it that franchise star and producer Vin Diesel nixed a post-credit scene at the end of "Fate of the Furious" featuring Johnson and Statham that hinted at a potential spin-off. Why did Diesel demand it be cut? Because it was filmed without his permission.