The Coronavirus scare first made the next (and final) Daniel Craig James Bond film, No Time To Die, jump from Spring 2020 to Fall 2020, and now it has pushed two more films off their upcoming release dates. A Quiet Place 2 and Fast & Furious 9.
Director of A Quiet Place John Krasinski sent this message out via social media:
Paramount has not yet revealed a new release date for the upcoming sequel. However, Universal isn’t messing around and has decided to punt Fast & Furious 9 all the way to Spring 2021 to avoid the Coronavirus.
The film was originally scheduled to open on May 22 in the United States, but it will now not release until April 2, 2021.
“While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration,” a statement shared on the film’s official Twitter page read.
The next Fast & Furious 9 was expected to be one of the highest-grossing movies of the summer movie season, along with films like Marvel’s Black Widow and DC’s Wonder Woman 1984, which as of now are still set to open in May and June, respectively.