"I was very clear with what I said. I've been in the game a long time," Johnson explained. "Would Universal have preferred that didn't happen? Sure, we talked about it. The irony is after that and as they do their tracking and all their analysis, the interest shot through the roof to a whole other level."
The action star famously took to Instagram in August to slam his male co-stars shortly before production on Fast 8 wrapped.
"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken sh*t to do anything about it anyway. Candy a**es," he wrote. "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."
A source later told ET that Johnson's beef was with co-star Vin Diesel. "There were several times Vin was late to set and it really started pissing Dwayne and other cast and crew off," the source said. "At the end of production, Dwayne was really over Vin's bulls**t. As far as I know, they haven't spoken since they left set."