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All 26 James Bond Movies, Including ‘No Time To Die,’ Ranked From Worst To Best

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I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]

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‘Fast & Furious 9’ Release  Date To Be Delayed For Over A Year Due to Coronavirus Concerns

‘Fast & Furious 9’ Release Date To Be Delayed For Over A Year Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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Hollywood is feeling as the ripple effect of the Coronavirus as it works its way through the industry. As fears of gatherings in crowded areas grow, movie theaters are impacted, and studios are rethinking their release schedules.

Universal officially delays the release date for Fast & Furious 9 by a year to Spring 2021, in response to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

Vin Diesel made the announcement on social media. “We feel all the love and the anticipation you have for the next chapter in our saga,” he wrote. “That’s why it’s especially tough to let you know that we have to move the release date of the film. It’s become clear that it won’t be possible for all of our fans around the world to see the film this May.”

“While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this move is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration,” Diesel added.

(from left) Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Dom (Vin Diesel) in F9, directed by Justin Lin.

Theaters remain closed in Italy, South Korea and China, where the virus has hit hardest. There’s also a mounting sense that some theaters will close in the U.S. as the outbreak continues to spread. “Fast 9” will now open globally in April 2021 and in the U.S. on April 2.

The “Fast & Furious” movies carry budgets of over $200 million and with their fast cars and crazy stunts, are designed to play well with international audiences. Roughly 75% of the gross of the three previous films came from overseas. Universal believed that it could not make a profit with so many theaters closed.

“Fast 9” was scheduled to be released in the United States on May 22, 2020. The move is a blow to movie theaters. “Fast & Furious” sequels tend to be among the year’s highest-grossing movies and the release date shift leaves Memorial Day weekend without one of its star attractions.

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