The film Fast & Furious 9 hit the brakes as it sped to its release in May 2020. According to a statement released by Universal Pictures on Thursday, March 12, 2020, on the film’s Twitter account, the film starring Vin Diesel postponed its release to April 2, 2021 in theaters in the United States.
It is a delay of more than a year. The tweet does not mention the coronavirus outbreak as the main cause of the postponement of the release of Fast and Furious 9 movie but is implicit in the statement of the statement: “It is evident that it will not be possible for all our fans around the world to see this film may”.
“While we know it is disappointing to have to wait for more, this measure was taken with everyone’s safety as our primary consideration,” the statement continued.
Fast & Furious 9 joins other major Hollywood productions that postponed its launch in March and April due to sanitary measures taken in dozens of countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was the case with No Time to Die, the new James Bond film, which delayed its release from April to November; and A Quiet Place Part II, whose March 18 release was postponed until further notice.
The ninth installment of this franchise is directed by Justin Lin and has in its cast the return of Charlize Theron, who already participated in The Fate of the Furious (2017) and joins Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodríguez, John Cena, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Helen Mirren.