There is still some squabble between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. That’s why “The Rock” wants to earn a lot more money to return to Hobbs & Shaw 2.
Dwayne Johnson’s passage through the Fast and Furious franchise had a lot of controversies because he did not end up getting along with Vin Diesel, the true protagonist of the saga. Mainly because they have a very different way of settling on set.
Dwayne Johnson is hyperactive and needs to be doing things all the time, while Vin Diesel likes to take a lot of breaks, and one accused the other of taking the limelight. As the Universal Pictures film studio did not want to lose either of the two actors, they decided to do a spin-off. At first, Vin Diesel did not want to allow it, but the final gave in and they released Hobbs & Shaw where Dwayne Johnson shared the screen with Jason Statham. After grossing more than $ 759 million worldwide, they are already thinking about the sequel.
The Rock is one of the most profitable stars today.
In 2019, Dwayne Johnson earned an estimated $ 87.5 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors only surpassed by Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man).
However, even those huge amounts of cash might not be enough to satisfy you. Because the new information ensures that Dwayne Johnson asks Universal Pictures for more money to officially sign Hobbs & Shaw 2 than they paid Vin Diesel for the most recent films in the series.
Vin Diesel makes about $ 20 million every time he plays Dominic Toretto, though that’s less than the $ 23.5 million Dwayne Johnson made for his latest Netflix movie Red Notice. So even though the world is suffering from a global pandemic and movie theaters are having a hard time, The Rock will demand more money for Hobbs & Shaw 2. We will have to wait a bit to find out if Universal Pictures agrees to its claims. But they probably don’t want to lose the movie star.