F9 is the Latest Casualty of the Coronavirus as the Release is Pushed to April of 2021

By: John M Jerva

Just a few hours after it was announced that the sequel to A Quiet Place would be taken off the release schedule indefinitely, Universal Pictures has now announced the F9 which was supposed to hit this May is no going to be delayed until April of next year due to the concerns over the Coronavirus. Read the official statement below:

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

The film which brought back cast members Vin Diesel of course as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, Ludacris as Tej Parker, Enrique Guzman as Simon Toretto, Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw was scheduled to be released on May 22nd. It will now hit on April 2nd, 2021. New additions include John Cena as Jakob as well as Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, Vinnie Bennett, and Michael Rooker.

The new James Bond film No Time To Die was the first big release to be delayed being moved from April to November of this year and Paramount’s A Quiet Place 2 has no release date yet.

Official Synopsis: Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon.

This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

This definitely puts a chink in the armor of the Fast and Furious franchise as this film was receiving great word of mouth ever since the trailer hit in Miami a month ago.

Diesel still has Bloodshot coming this weekend but there will no longer be a one-two punch for Diesel fans so hopefully the comic book adaptation delivers the action goods as now we will have to wait even longer to get our next Diesel fix.

Expect more big releases like Top Gun: Maverick to follow I’m sure which will make the summer box office collapse. This is truly unprecedented and I don’t think we will see anything like this again or for a long time. Hopefully the dust will settle soon.

Keep it locked and loaded right here for more to come. In the meantime, watch the trailer again since you’ll have to now wait another year to actually see the film. Oh well.

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