Fans around the world go into mourning.
2020 hasn't been a great year in general, but for fans of all things automotive it has been somewhat of a disaster, with the 2020 Geneva Motor Show being canceled, and the New York Auto show being postponed for months. Not only have motor shows felt the brunt of the virus, but the film industry has also taken a severe knock: first the upcoming James Bond film 'No Time to Die,' was pushed back from April 2020 all the way to November 2020, and now both the Fast & Furious 9 and the new Bond flick are suffering yet another setback. Fast & Furious, the famous gearhead movie franchise, was set to release its ninth installment on May 22 earlier this year, but the date was moved to April 2, 2021. Now comes the news that that date will once again be shifted out, this time to May 28, 2021.
The new James Bond film has also seen a second release date shift from November 2020 to April 2, 2021, which was the previous release date for the Fast & Furious movie. It is obvious that bringing both movies out on the same day would be bad for business, and the Coronavirus remains an important factor in how the ticket-purchasing public will react come release day.
The official No Time To Die website simply states that the movie release date has been shifted "in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience." MGM and Universal are clearly waiting out the storm until conditions return to normal, much to the distress of avid Bond and Toretto fans.
To get fans hyped for the next installment of Fast & Furious, the first trailer was released back in January and showed fans a magnificent combo of cars, chicks, and explosions, with special car stars such as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat making an appearance. The movie will be the penultimate in the series and sees the return of drift master Han as well as the first time appearance of wrestling hero John Cena. Daniel Craig will be putting in his last performance as the charming yet deadly Bond in No Time To Die. Expect lots of Aston Martins.