Universal Pictures has announced that the release for Fast & Furious 9 (a.k.a. F9) will be delayed until April 2021. The film was originally slated for a May 22 release.
The statement from the franchise reads as follows:
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.
Your Fast Family
More news like this is likely to come, given the concerns over the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus. Other films have already delayed openings, such as A Quiet Place II, No Time to Die and Peter Rabbit 2.