The three-month defer was declared hours after James Bond pic ‘No Time to Die’ relocated to April 2, 2021, the past home of ‘F9.’
Universal’s F9 is taking off indeed, this time due to 007.
The Fast and Furious installment will presently open May 28, 2021, the start of the long Memorial Day weekend, the studio reported Friday evening.
The delay of approximately three months was uncovered under two hours after MGM and Universal said they would defer James Bond film No Time to Die to April 2, 2021, which was F9’s old date.
Universal is dealing with the 007 film globally (no studio needs to go up against itself).
In March, No Time to Die and F9 were among the main tentpoles to move their delivery plans in view of the Covid pandemic. The two movies had been set to make it to movie theaters in April of 2020.
Justin Lin, a veteran of the Fast franchise, is directing F9. Vin Diesel returns as Dom Toretto, as does Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, close by Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster and Helen Mirren. Michael Rooker, John Cena, Cardi B and Finn Cole additionally join the cast of the franchise in this installment.