You’d think that after eight movies, and the death of one of their main stars, the Fast and the Furious franchise would stop. Well, it doesn’t seem to be the case as there’s a ninth movie in the works.
That being said, it seems that the initial release date for the ninth movie has been pushed up a year by Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Fast and Furious franchise. The initial release date was supposed to be April 19, 2019, but now it’ll be released on April 10, 2020.
As to why it was delayed, no specific reason was given by the studio though maybe they just want to spare us fatigue from too much Fast and Furious movies.
Despite the franchise being 16 years old, it has collectively made US$5 billion across all the eight movies they’ve released, with the Fast and Furious 8 making US$1.2 billion this year and the seventh instalment, Fast and Furious 7, making the highest among all the movies at US$1.5 billion. So it’s no surprise that Universal wouldn’t want to kill the franchise off yet.
So if you’re itching for more car action, looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer for your Fast and Furious fix.