Universal said Friday that F9 is moving to May 28, 2021, which is Memorial Day weekend. The move comes after MGM moved its James Bond pic No Time to Die to April 2, 2021 — which had been the release date of the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
Universal is handling overseas on No Time to Die as well, making the switch necessary.
F9 parks in a weekend spot already occupied by Disney’s live-action Cruella starring Emma Stone in the title role and the Paramount Mark Wahlberg movie Infinite.
Justin Lin returns to direct F9 a cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Cardi B and Ozuna.
The entire franchise including spinoff Hobbs & Shaw through nine movies counts $5.9 billion at the worldwide box office.
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