Universal Pictures have announced that the ninth entry to The Fast & Furious saga will be delayed until next year. Following on from the release postponement of James Bond’s 25th film, No Time To Die, with Sony Pictures recent announcement that the film will now premiere in November of this year rather than its original April release date, Fast 9 (or F9 to give it’s current title) will undoubtedly be one of many films to face lengthy delays in reaching the cinema this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s the statement;
‘To our family of Fast fans everywhere, We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga. That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May. We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with North America opening on April 2. While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration. Moving will allow our global family to experience our new chapter together. We’ll see you next spring. Much love, Your Fast Family.’