The ninth installment in the “Fast and Furious” film series, “F9”, has been postponed due concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Originally scheduled to hit theaters May 22, the North American premiere has been pushed back to April 2, 2021, according to a post on the “Fast” franchise’s Facebook page.
“It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May,” the post said. The film will premiere globally in April 2021, with different dates for other markets outside North America.
The “Fast and Furious” films are cash cows, too. The seventh and eighth films made more than $1 billion worldwide. Even the “Hobbs and Shaw” spin-off made more than $700 million. Also worth noting is that the eighth movie, “The Fate of the Furious” and “Hobbs and Shaw” each made more money overseas than in the United States, so Universal may have selected such a late date to allow plenty of time for the pandemic to wind down worldwide, not just in the U.S. While holding the movie might mean a solid opening weekend for “Fast 9,” it also means you’ll be waiting another year before seeing how Han is still alive, and what happens when you swing a Charger across a canyon like Tarzan.
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