The coronavirus is making an impact on various industries including sporting events and now films.
The next installment in the movie franchise, “Fast & Furious 9,” was set to be released on May 22, 2020. However, that’s changed.
The official Facebook page of the franchise issued a statement on Thursday announcing that the film’s global release date has been delayed until April 2021. Here in the states, it will open on April 2, 2021.
“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”
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron star in the film.