Here’s what’s happening to Fast and Furious 9 amid the Coronavirus outbreak

Don’t be furious, okay?

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The Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has hit us all hard— from a community quarantine that was announced just yesterday to canceled travel plans, plays and even events. But that’s not all. Even movie releases have been pushed back, and the “Fast & Furious 9“, is one of them.

In response to growing concerns over the Covid-19 situation, Universal Studios has officially delayed the release date by a full year. So instead of the original showing sometime in May 2020, the movie will hit theaters on April 2021. Universal’s official statement can be found here:

Despite Fast & Furious star and producer Vin Diesel’s promise that the show will go on, ultimately, the decisions from higher-ups influenced the move. While no clear reason was given, we can only assume that their basis includes the potential financial losses and a low turnout.

But they’re not the only franchise to experience theatrical delays. The James Bond adventure “No Time to Die” was rescheduled from April to November, while “A Quiet Place II” opted not to premiere in March. Even the Mulan remake was rescheduled.

Don’t worry though, movie buffs. We’ve still got the Black Widow origin story coming up this May. But if you can’t wait to see snippets of the movie, here’s the trailer to tide you over:

Dom and his family will be arriving in due time. Just be patient.


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