In an alternate universe not in contrast to the one we’re all dwelling in presently, Quick & Livid 9 would have been hitting theaters in the present day. Common Photos initially dated the sequel, formally titled F9, for a Might 22 launch. As a substitute, followers of the so-called Quick Saga should train a substantial amount of persistence, because the film is not going to be arriving till subsequent yr. This additionally serves as a attainable large blow to the studio as this was poised to be one of many greatest hits of 2020, if not the only greatest field workplace earner of the yr.

Common was pulling out all the stops for F9, the ninth principal entry within the long-running motion franchise and the tenth total, counting final yr’s spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. The studio placed on an enormous live performance in Florida again in January simply to debut the primary trailer, with the solid readily available to get the hype practice shifting in the fitting route. The trailer contained copious quantities of insane motion, in addition to a few main reveals. John Cena is taking part in the evil brother of Vin Diesel’s Dom and, most significantly, Sung Kang is making his unlikely return as Han.

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Sadly, the state of affairs at hand compelled the studio to rethink issues. Simply as theater chains across the U.S. have been beginning to shut down, with many world wide already closed, Common opted to delay Quick & Livid 9 till April 2, 2021. This was the date initially put aside for Quick & Livid 10, apparently sufficient. The film adopted within the footsteps of No Time to Die, changing into one of many first dominoes to fall on the 2020 launch calendar. Within the months since, many others have joined, being pushed to a lot later this yr, if not properly into subsequent.

F9 sees Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto dwelling the quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, Brian. However they’re ready, as they know that hazard all the time lurks simply over their peaceable horizon. This time a menace emerges when Dom is compelled to confront the sins of his previous so as to save those he loves probably the most. His crew bands collectively as soon as once more to cease an evil plot concocted by probably the most expert murderer and excessive efficiency driver they’ve ever encountered, who additionally occurs to be Dom’s estranged brother, Jakob.

So far, the franchise has grossed $5.9 billion on the world field workplace. Returning solid members embody Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Justin Lin, who helmed 4 earlier entries within the collection, returns to the director’s chair. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Lin, Clayton Townsend and Samantha Vincent function producers. However relaxation assured, the Quick household will return when F9 hits theaters on April 2, 2021, from Common Photos.