'Fast & Furious' franchise's next instalment, 'F9' is delayed to May 28, 2021, the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend less than two hours after MGM and Universal delayed James Bond film 'No Time to Die' to April 2, 2021, which was F9's old date, reported Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier in March this year, both the films were among the first tentpoles to postpone their release dates from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reason for the further delay could be to avoid a clash with the James Bond film.
Veteran 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is in charge of F9. Vin Diesel returns as Dom Toretto, so does Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, along with Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster and Helen Mirren. The star-studded newcomers are Michael Rooker, John Cena, Cardi B and Finn Cole.