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Fast and Furious 9 gets a new release date - April 2020

06 October 2017 - 20:28

Afu

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Fast and Furious 9 has a brand new release date, and it is in 2020! 

The ninth movie of the Fast and Furious franchise was originally scheduled to premiere on 19th April 2019. Vin Diesel who portrays the character of Dominic Toretto announced the release dates of the eight, ninth, and tenth movie back in February 2016. 

However, the official Twitter and Instagram account of Fast and Furious made the announcement of the new release date on Wednesday, stating that the F9 is scheduled to come out on 10th April, 2020. A year after the intial release date.

Apart from the delayed release date, there has been a bit of drama surrounding the upcoming Fast and Furious movie, as there seems to be some issue between Tyrese Gibson who plays 'Roman' and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who plays the character 'Hobbs' in the franchise. The tension occurred back in September, with Gibson leaving a comment on an Instagram photo posted by Johnson, suggesting that he was in talks of doing a film centered on his character 'Hobbs.'

"If you move forward with that #Hobbs Movie you will have purposely ignored the heart to heart moment we had in my sprinter," wrote Gibson at the time in a since-deleted comment on the picture. "I don't wanna hear from you until you remember what we talked about. I'm on your timeline cause you're not responding to my text messages – #FastFamily is just that a family…….. We don't fly solo." 

He later added another lenthy comment

"I have never and will never have a problem with this major movie star he's my brother," Gibson continued. "I'm simply trying to reach him cause he won't call me back about this solo #HobbsMovie  I want you to shoot it just not right now cause the #Fast9 release date has already been announced and we can't let our loyal fans #FastFamily or our loyal fast and furious FANS down on any level from pushing the date…….. Didn't you see how HUGE #Fast8 was? It's because we announced and KEPT our release date bro."

"We do this on behalf of the families, the cast, the crew member who have been down and loyal to us for 15 years…… Everyone matters," he added. "When we shoot we all eat, we we show up as a FAMILY display our love, our funny stuff, our story lines and HEARTS in every frame…… Me and the cast laugh because it seems like #Fast is like a HOLIDAY at this point….. You [can't] push the release date of a holiday bro... it's tradition it's fans that are LOYAL.

In addition to the scheduled release of the ninth movie, Vin Diesel has announced a Fast and Furious Live Tour set to debut in 2018. 


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