Fast & Furious 9 is the latest film to suffer a delay due to the coronavirus. Universal Studios announced the news this morning and stated it would be pushing the release back an entire year due to international theaters being closed. With the majority of profits from the Fast & Furious franchise being from overseas gross, it didn’t make sense to release the film in this current global climate.
Actor Vin Diesel made an announcement on social media that explained the issue further. “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,” the star said. “It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.”
Fast & Furious 9 was originally scheduled for release in May, but will now be home to an April 2021 date. The film will open on April 2 in the US and sometime later in the month for international audiences.