Vin Diesel’s ‘Fast and Furious 9’ Pushed Back A Year Amid Coronavirus Fears

Universal Pictures has pushed back the release date of Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9 by a year due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.

As people and businesses are taking measures to prevent the risk of exposure to coronavirus, theaters in Italy, South Korea, and China remain closed and there is reportedly a sense that the same could happen in the United States. Now, Universal Pictures has decided to push back the release date of Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9 to April 2021.

Originally scheduled to be released in North American theaters on May 22, 2020, Fast and Furious 9 will now debut globally in April 2021 and in the United States on April 2. Vin Diesel made the following statement on the decision to postpone the film until audiences across the world can see it in theaters together:

“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. 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.”

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Here is the official synopsis for Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious 9.

 Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, next year’s The Suicide Squad).

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.

Directed Justin Lin from a script written by Daniel Casey, Fast and Furious 9 stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Cardi B and Sung Kang, with Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.

Fast and Furious 9 will be released in theaters on May 22, 2020.

Source: Variety

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