May 2021 now marks the date when Universal Pictures will release Fast Nine. This marks the 2nd delay since the COVID-19 pandemic became an international concern. Universal Pictures relies heavily on profits earned through the Fast franchise, with eleven years of history throughout the blockbuster. This franchise has grown to extend beyond expectations, with spinoffs like “Hobbs & Shaw” or “Fast & Furious: Spy Racers”.

The main series has always stood most popular, with the storyline surrounding Dom Toretto concluding after the 11th film. This 9th instalment is slated to introduce John Cena as the secret brother of Dom Toretto, the man that’s secretly deployed force after force against his brother to stop his band of misfits. It’s not known where the series will go after the introduction of John Cena. However, long-time supporters of this franchise anticipate that Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) will die in a horrific battle against his brother, or unknown father.

The interest behind the 9th instalment has grown since the COVID-19 pandemic. Financially speaking, the fallout of this virus has been detrimental for Universal Pictures. However, the financial gain awarded through the continued interest behind Fast Nine going benefit Universal Pictures. There’s an opportunity for F9 to obtain more profits at the national & international box offices than ever before. It’d cement Fast & Furious as one of the most prominent franchises in film history, next to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

New Release Date

It was initially anticipated that F9 would release for April 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic halting Universal Pictures from distributing this film. Universal Pictures rescheduled Fast Nine for April 2021, a full twelve months after the movies initial release date. Now Universal Pictures has announced that the 9th instalment in this franchise won’t release until May 2021, an additional month over its initial postponement.

Universal Pictures implemented another postponement onto Fast Nine after it was announced that MGM, EON Films, and Universal pictures would delay the upcoming James Bond film. “No Time to Die” will now release on April 2nd, 2021. There have been few films to prompt postponement of a Fast & Furious movie. Financial costs associated with “No Time to Die” was the core reason for its postponement, with the James Bond film seeing long delays.