Ugh, this one burns. Movie studios are delaying their big films back a few months in hopes that the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus pandemic is over.
The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been delayed to November; A Quiet Place 2’s release has been pushed back indefinitely and now Fast 9 is joining the trend. Fast 9 was slated to come out next month so this is a massive delay.
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.
Your Fast Family
That’s a major blow for a film that was expected to contend as one of 2020’s highest grossing movies. Of all the films slated for 2020, this one was probably my most anticipated. Clearly public safety is a greater concern, but this is definitely a disappointment. I am 100% with LeBron James at this point with regards to this year:
Man we cancelling sporting events, school, office work, etc etc. What we really need to cancel is 2020! 🤦🏾♂️. Damn it’s been a rough 3 months. God bless and stay safe🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 12, 2020