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Justin Lin Reportedly Quit ‘Fast X’ Because of Vin Diesel

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 2, 2022 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | May 2, 2022 |


Following the news that Justin Lin abruptly quit production on Fast X barely a week after filming starting, it was only a matter of time until the reason for that decision came to light. In a bit of news that’s going to sound very familiar if you followed the situation with The Rock, Lin reportedly exited the film after being fed up with Vin Diesel. According to New York Daily News, Diesel allegedly showed up late and “out of shape.” And, now, a new report claims that Lin reached a boiling point with Diesel over script changes that caused the director to walk for the sake of his mental health. Of course, Diesel’s lackadaisical attitude is evident in the movies themselves. If you’ve been watching from the beginning, it’s jarring how Diesel goes from being goddamn electric in the first film to a monotone blob who mumbles about “family” in between CGI explosions. Generously, he’s a notch or two above phoning it in. (THR)

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From Roxana:

RIP The Wonder Twins movie nobody asked for, and best of luck, Blue Beetle, which is not looking good right now. (AV Club)

Katie Holmes has a new man. (People)

Gary Oldman is considering retiring from acting. (Collider)

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From Petr:

After four long years, Blac Chyna lost her lawsuit against the Kardashians and will be taking zero dollars out of their reality show hides. My condolences. (Daily Beast)

Mark Esper didn’t think voters deserved to know that Trump wanted to turn D.C. streets into My Lai? (Esquire)

Florida cops are killing people for stealing Pokémon cards now. Cool, cool cool cool. (Vice)

From Claude: Huh, John Woo’s English remake of The Killer will apparently be for Peacock now. (/Film)

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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