Fans of the “The Fast and the Furious” series will have to wait an extra year before seeing what’s in store for the series’ iconic characters and fast cars.
The official “Fast and Furious” social media channels confirmed the delay last week with a photo depicting “F9 April 19, 2020.” The film’s original debut date was set for 2019. The final and tenth installment of the series was supposedly on schedule for 2021.
Now, we know Universal Studios has chosen to focus on a spin-off film featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, who play federal agent Luke Hobbs and assassin Deckard Shaw. The announcement has already stirred up drama between the “Fast and Furious” cast members, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Chris Morgan, scriptwriter for “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” will pen the spin-off film’s story, but it’s unclear if or how the story will work into “Fast the Furious” overall. We likely won’t see any fast cars, or outrageous Dodge products, in this film, so we’ll have to wait and see how it all unfolds.