Universal said Friday that F9 was moving to May 28, 2021, which is Memorial Day weekend. The move comes after MGM postponed its James Bond painting, No Time to Die, to April 2, 2021 – that was the release date of the latest installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
Universal takes care of No Time to Die overseas, which requires the switch.
In March, F9 left its original worldwide release on May 22, 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown. The studio had previously reserved the date in April 2021 for Fast & Furious 10.
Justin Lin returns to F9, a cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Cardi B, and Ozuna.
The entire franchise, including the spin-off of Hobbs & Shaw through nine films, is worth $ 5.9 billion at the box office worldwide.