While Jean-Claude Van Damme didn’t make clear what sort of beef Vin Diesel has with him, he’s not afraid to summon the name of another one of his action film rivals, 1980s and ’90s action star Steven Seagal. In the Telegraph interview, Van Damme claimed that he was offered $20 million to take part in a real-life fight with Seagal but that the fellow martial artist-actor backed out. “If him and I fight, I run faster than him — much faster,” Van Damme told The Telegraph of Seagal. “I would run away. He’s going to try to catch me, he’s going to get out of shape.”
Meanwhile, it appears that the fences have been mended between Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. After Johnson and Diesel’s feud took an unexpected turn in November 2021 when the “Fast & Furious” producer offered to calm the bumpy waters between the two, The Rock appeared to balk at the notion and move on from the franchise for good.
That all changed, of course, when “Fast X” director Louis Leterrier convinced Johnson to rejoin Diesel’s franchise with a mid-credits cameo scene during the 2023 film. Whether Johnson makes a full-fledged return to the “Fast & Furious” franchise for the upcoming 11th film — which would be the second chapter in a three-part finale — remains to be seen.