We’ll have to wait a little longer for a family reunion with Dom and his crew.
It was inevitable that a Fast & Furious sequel would happen after Fate of the Furious made an obscene amount of money at the box office this year, but Fast & Furious 9 and 10 were already confirmed over a year before the latest film in the franchise was released. Fast & Furious 9 was slated for release on April 19 2019 followed by Fast & Furious 10 two years later on April 2 2021. Turns out we’ll have to wait a little longer for a family reunion with Dom and his crew.
A post on the franchise’s official Twitter account confirms that Fast & Furious 9 has been delayed by almost a year, with a new release penned for April 10 2020. Presumably, this also means that the tenth film will also be released a year later than expected. Universal hasn’t given any explanation about the delay, but it could provide a release window for the upcoming spin-off film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw. Little is known about the next film in the Fast & Furious franchise, but the cast of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris Bridges are expected to return.
Rodriguez has threatened to quit the franchise due to its sexist depiction of women. “I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise,” she said at the time. Every new Fast & Furious film features more over the top stunts than the last, so we’re not quite sure where the series can go from here considering that Fate of the Furious featured hacked cars driving off car parks and a destructive finale with a submarine. At this point, it wouldn’t surprise us if the rumors that the franchise is heading to space turn out to be true.