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F9 pushed back 11 months due to coronavirus fears

by Sean P. Aune | March 12, 2020March 12, 2020 12:27 pm EDT

Even Dom Toretto can’t outrun the coronavirus as F9 has been delayed 11 months.

The number of delayed films is growing rapidly. No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, was the first high-profile film to be delayed. Earlier on Thursday morning A Quiet Place Part II joined it without even announcing a new release date.

Originally due to release on May 22, 2020, F9 will now hit theaters on April 2, 2021.

“We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga,” the statement said. “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 film to see the film this May.”

“We are moving the global release date to April 2021, with Nother American 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.”

As delays go, this is a significant one. Over 10 months is a massive delay, and will mean a near-complete restart of marketing.

Expect a lot more announcements like this in the coming days.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing