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Fast & Furious: Vin Diesel asks The Rock to return

It comes after a very public feud between the two Hollywood heavyweights.

In an Instagram post, Vin said The Rock has "a very important role to play", adding that his character Hobbs could not be played by anyone else.

"I hope you rise to the occasion and fulfil your destiny," Vin, who plays the lead role of Dominic Torreto, wrote.

The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) joined the Fast & Furious franchise as Agent Hobbs in Fast Five in 2011 - but the 49-year-old didn't appear in the most recent film and has previously said he wouldn't appear in future films.

Vin Diesel named 2017's biggest box office draw

Forbes has put Diesel and The Rock top of its list of the year's top-grossing actors, largely thanks to the success of The Fate of the Furious.

Gadot is in third place after appearing in Wonder Woman and Justice League.

And Emma Watson is fourth - her version of Beauty and the Beast was the year's biggest earner at global box offices.

Johnny Depp is in the top five, one place ahead of his Murder on the Orient Express co-star Daisy Ridley, who has Star Wars: The Last Jedi counting towards her total.

The top five top-grossing actors:

Vin Diesel: still no love from "The Rock"

After The Rock's social media rant, in which he called an anonymous male co-star "chicken s--t," went viral, rumors have swirled regarding whom The Rock was targeting.

Tyrese Supports "Brother" Vin Diesel amid Fast 8 Drama involving Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson

Nope, the actor had more to say involving all of that Fast 8 drama that erupted after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson called out his"chicken s--t" and "candy ass" male co-stars (without actually saying any names).

Who Would You Rather Trust With Your Life: Vin Diesel Or The Rock?

This could happen in a variety of ways. Destruction could come as a zombie takeover, a virus that wipes out most of the population, aliens, several simultaneous natural disasters — just pick your poison. The one thing that is guaranteed about the end times, however, is that Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson — a.k.a. The Rock — will be there. In this imagined scenario, it’s unlikely that you could have both of them to help you survive. That’s why they’re always doing the same thing, just in different movies.So you’ve got a choice to make, friend.

Fast & Furious 8 has a director problem

A sequel to Furious 7 - currently the fifth highest-grossing film ever - has been slotted in for April 14, 2017, but it looks like the project is short of a director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, franchise veteran Justin Lin and Furious 7's James Wan have both passed on directing the sequel.

Wan has apparently opted to make The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, whereas Lin has his hands full with Star Trek Beyond.