The great release date dance continues. Bond adventure No Time To Die, so long looking like a rock in the box office wasteland, cut it’s losses and set sail for April 2021. Directly behind that is another Universal release.
F9: The Fast Saga (who comes up with these awful titles?) is shifting its release out too. With 2021 getting crowded it’s looking for a release date where it has a clearer run.
The film should have been out on May 22nd this year. Then it moved back to April 2nd. Now Bond has moved into that slot so Fast 9 is heading out to May 28th 2021 in time for its Memorial Day weekend.
This means both Bond and F9 are a year delayed from their initial release dates.
Universal is distributing both films internationally and F9 is tipped to be the second to last in the franchise. Star John Cena was on The Tonight Show and had this to say:
“The newest instalment…everybody knows Fast is going to kill it when it comes to action. The thing I love about Fast 9 is people are going to see it weave that legacy together. It’s not nearly ‘What is Fast gonna do next for action;’ it is action on the edge of your seat, but story. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you get questions answered, you get new questions you can develop, it’s another foothold to the narrative. That’s the stuff that I love.”
This movie will apparently see the return of Han (Sung Kang). Bets are being taken on the final instalment finally going into space. Not sure what difference that will make as the laws of gravity seemingly don’t apply even when on Earth in this series. We are not even sure if you can power a rocket on Fambly.