One of Universal’s most buzzed about films has had its ninth installment pushed to the year 2020, with it previously set for April 19, 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a director has yet to latch onto the film but many of the franchise’s leads will still join on, Vin Diesel as one example. Dwayne The Rock Johnson has not yet been confirmed.
A spinoff of the film is said to be in the works starring Dwayne and Jason Statham with a possible 2019 release.
The studio has not revealed a reason as to why the “Fast and Furious 9” has been pushed back a year, but “Fast and Furious 10” has a set release date of April 2, 2021
The eighth installment of the franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” raked in $1.2 billion worldwide. That particular film was directed by F. Gary Gray and starred the usual leads that are Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron.
Out of all the films, the seventh one had the highest profit, pulling in more than $5 billion worldwide. The movie featured the late Paul Walker’s final appearance. Paul tragically passed on November 30, 2013 after him and his financial adviser, Roger Rodas, suffered major trauma in a Porsche Carrera GT that left their bodies found burnt-out.
For those who for some reason aren’t familiar with the films, the whole synopsis from the beginning follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) who takes Brian (Paul Walker) under his wing for street car racing. Dom and his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) don’t know that Brian is an undercover cop. Dom and his street rival Johnny Tran are suspects in a big case involving hi-jacking and big-time money.
In the last release of the film, F8, the crew have settled down and are seemingly living a normal life until a woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray his family. The movie follows everyone joining forces to get things back in line.