Dwayne Johnson is cool with Vin Diesel, though there isn't exactly 'no ill will'

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will soon be back on the big screen in the monster action flick Rampage, but it's his 2016 feud with Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel he's finally providing some clarity on.

"Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer," Johnson tells Rolling Stone for its latest cover story. "And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not."

Back in August 2016, as production on The Fate of the Furious wrapped, Johnson called out the behaviour of his male co-stars on social media. "Candy asses," he called them. "When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling - you're right."

As speculation revved up the beef was about Diesel, he posted a video of his own to Instagram with a tease: "Give me a second and I will tell you everything. Everything." Given the opportunity to talk about it, Diesel later downplayed the drama, and emphasised "how close we are, in a weird way."

Still not close enough to share the screen together, apparently!

"That is correct," Johnson tells RS of the final product. "We were not in any scenes together."

He adds you probably shouldn't expect to see him alongside Diesel in the franchise's ninth installement, as he focuses on a spinoff called Hobbs and Shaw with Jason Statham, slated for 2019.

"Right now I'm concentrating on making the spinoff as good as it can be," he says.  "But I wish him all the best, and I harbour no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have." 

Pausing, he then makes a (slightly shady) correction. 

"Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' We'll just keep it with the clarity."