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‘F9’ pulls the brakes on release date over coronavirus fear

The ninth ‘Fast and Furious’ movie will be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Vin Diesel returns to his signature role of Dominic Terreto in the eighth “Fast & Furious” movie, “The Fate of the Furious.”

Vin Diesel returns to his signature role of Dominic Terreto in the eighth “Fast & Furious” movie, “The Fate of the Furious.”

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“F9” — the ninth film in the “Fast and the Furious” saga — will postpone its release due to the ongoing fears of the coronavirus outbreak.

The film’s official “F9” Twitter accounted tweeted a statement Thursday that said the film release would be moved from the end of March until April.

The full statement reads:

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. Much love, Your Fast Family.

A growing list of postponed films: