Deadline has revealed that Universal Pictures is looking to delay the release of F9: The Fast Saga from May 28th to June 25th. It’s an interesting spot in the summer given that Sony Pictures is already using that summer date for Tom Hardy’s Marvel flick Venom: Let There Be Carnage directed by Andy Serkis.
We have to assume that Sony Pictures will move their Venom sequel out of the way and they now have an excuse to do so. Could they push to the fall or will they hand it the December 17th spot? That holiday release has been secured for Spider-Man: No Way Home but easily could be switched over for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. They’ve already delayed Jared Leto’s Morbius into January 2022 and we could see other 2021 projects bumped to 2022 eventually. Giving the Spider-Man sequel some extra post-production time wouldn’t be the worst thing imaginable.
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, next year’s The Suicide Squad). F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tblisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before. The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron. F9 also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as new franchise character Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and a cameo by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna.