Fast & Furious 9 Set To Celebrate 1st Film's 20th Anniversary

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Fast & Furious fans will have to wait a little longer to find out how Han cheated death.

When the new James Bond film 'No Time to Die' was delayed again until later this year, it seemed inevitable that Fast & Furious 9 would suffer the same fate. Directed by Justin Lin, the ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise was originally scheduled to speed into theaters last May but was unceremoniously delayed by nearly a year until April 2, 2021, due to the pandemic. It was then moved to May 28, 2021.

Now, Universal Studios has delayed Fast & Furious 9 yet again to June 25, 2021, in the US. Yes, this means the film has been delayed by over a year now.

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From the trailers, there have already been a few callbacks to the first film. In one scene, Han, who makes a surprise return after being presumed dead since the end of Tokyo Drift, is seen driving an A90 Toyota GR Supra painted in orange as a homage to the iconic MK IV Supra famously driven by Paul Walker in the first film.

Han's return wasn't the only surprise reveal, as the first trailer introduced us to Dominic Toretto's brother called Jakob played by John Cena, who will be one of the film's main antagonists alongside Cipher, played by Charlize Theron.

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Judging from the action-packed trailers released so far, the car stunts will be crazier than ever before: one ambitious stunt even took eight months to prepare and four days to film. There are even rumors Dom and his crew will blast off into space.

Fortunately, there's a good chance this will be the last time Fast 9 gets delayed as president Joe Biden aims to vaccinate every adult in America by the end of May, but anything can happen in these unpredictable times. Hopefully, this will give people more confidence to go to movie theaters just in time for the release of Fast & Furious 9. Fittingly, this also now means Fast & Furious 9 will be released three days after the first film's 20th anniversary.

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