The coronavirus pandemic has canceled auto shows left and right, and at the same time, it has negatively impacted the movies car enthusiasts have been eager to see. Originally slated for release on May 22 of this year, the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has been rescheduled for April 2, 2021. It turns out that Hollywood Reporter says fans of the action-packed series will have to wait again, with the release date pushed back once again, this time to May 28, 2021.
If you’re wondering why “F9: The Fast Saga” was delayed again, it might have something to do with a similar decision made by MGM and Universal regarding the 25e James Bond film. Originally slated for an April 3 release this year, No Time To Die was slated for release next month. However, an announcement made on the film’s website reveals that Agent 007 will be back on April 2, 2021 – the previous release date of the new Fast and Furious movie.
Naturally, it doesn’t seem like a good idea for the two films to be released on the same day. This is especially true when you factor in the coronavirus remains a major concern and continues to have a huge impact on movie consumption. The official No Time To Die website says the film has been delayed “in order to be seen by a global theatrical audience.” In other words, MGM and Universal are hoping that the severity of the COVID-19 problem will decrease in the coming months and that more and more people will return to theaters.
As a reminder, F9: The Fast Saga will be the penultimate episode of the long-running franchise and will see Han’s curious return while the role of Dom’s brother will be played by John Cena. As for No Time To Die, it will represent Daniel Craig’s latest Bond movie and be filled with Aston Martins old and new.