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‘F9’ has been delayed again due to coronavirus fears

Release of ‘F9’ — the ninth film in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise — has been pushed back amid the pandemic

Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in the most recent installment of the Fast and Furious films, “The Fate of the Furious.” Universal owns the rights to the Fast and Furious franchise.
Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in the most recent installment of the Fast and Furious films, “The Fate of the Furious.” Universal owns the rights to the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
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“F9” — the ninth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise — has been pushed back once again.

  • The film’s release will be moved from May 28 to June 25.

Context

“F9” was set to be released on May 22, 2020. But it was later pushed back to May 28, according to CNN.

  • Now, Universal has moved the film back one more month to June 25.
  • This will give “F9” the chance to be released in movie theaters to wider audiences since the COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to roll. President Joe Biden recently said there will be enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Americans by the end of May.

Flashback

Universal delayed “F9” because of the coronavirus outbreak back on March 12, 2020 — nearly one year ago, as I wrote about before.

  • The decision came as other films pushed back release dates, too.

Other delays

  • “A Quiet Place II” delayed its box office release because of the coronavirus spread. It was unclear when the movie would hit theaters at the time, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. The new release date looks to be Sept. 17.
  • The James Bond film “No Time to Die” postponed its release date from April to November 2020. It was later pushed back again to Oct. 8.
  • Films like “Mulan” and “Black Widow” originally had spring/summer release dates in 2020 but it is unclear if they will be delayed when “F9” got pushed back. Later on, “Mulan” came out in September 2020. “Black Widow” is set for a May 7 release date.