Universal has just revealed that the ninth and penultimate installment in the ever-popular The Fast and the Furious series will be delayed to April 10, 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the ninth movie in the oddly-titled Furious series is being pushed a year back. While it was announced a year ago that the ninth movie was going to be released on April 19, 2019 and the tenth (and final) movie would hit about two years later, it’s just been learned that Universal wants an extra year to work on the ninth Furious movie.
The delay shouldn’t be too surprising, given that there have been reports of some bad blood between Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during filming of The Fate of the Furious, Tyrese Gibson has reservations about the spin-off, and not that long ago, Michelle Rodriguez voiced concerns that women in the series were being marginalized (which also hints at some tension). There’s no doubt that the movie is still going to happen, but it’s probably for the best that Universal irons out any issues between the cast and crew before going forward with two – possibly three, depending on if the planned spin-off is made – more movies.
In other news for Universal’s slate, Trolls 2 is eyeing a February 14, 2020 release date with Trolls director Walt Dohrn returning. The animated picture is being handled by DreamWorks.
Fast and Furious 9 will be released on April 10, 2020. Should Fast and Furious 10 keep its current release date, then it will be released on April 2, 2021. Vin Diesel is set to reprise his role as Dominic “Dom” Toretto for both films.
In addition, a spin-off with the characters of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is also being planned, though a release date has not been scheduled.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
5 Best Sequences In ‘The Fast And The Furious’ Films
The Fast and the Furious franchise has been producing hit sequel after hit sequel over the last several years. This is in part due to the tonal shift of the franchise from less of a dramatic street racing series to that of a ridiculously large-scale action series, which has done wonders for its continued success. The franchise has used big spectacle sequences to really sell their films and to entertain their audiences since the beginning. The eighth film The Fate of the Furious is hitting theaters this weekend and it’s bound to make even more waves with its special brand of ridiculous action and a memorable set piece or two. With this film set to take off it is a good opportunity to look back at the previous entries in the series and see which sequences stand out the most.
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