After indicating the beef was squashed last summer and promising that their troubles would have no bearing on promotion of the movie, Universal is downplaying any tensions between the two and said they simply have been on different continents throughout the tour. Sources close to the situation say the CinemaCon scheduling could have easily been accommodated.
The beef between Rock and Diesel goes back to filming last year when Diesel, who was often tardy, arrived late for his final scene with Rock. That caused Rock to take to social media and lash out with a post, without mentioning Diesel by name. That post led to a heated exchange between the two in Rock's trailer on set.
While Rock and Diesel have kept their distance lately, they are both contractually obligated to appear at the New York City premiere on April 8th.